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    In these days of cloud storage and being pretty much always connected, is a small SSD/hard drive an issue?

    I'm on my 2014 Air with a 250gb SSD, do some video editing, much photo processing and various normal work and home use stuff - and don't have a storage issue. I thought the days of storing anything locally are long gone. I'd feel extremely nervous relying on my laptop SSD or a remote drive in the house. I have no fear about losing my laptop.

    I pay just under £1 p.m. for 250gb Google storage. When I need to watch TV/videos on a plane or download a video for editing, plenty of room on the hard drive and I get rid of it to the cloud asap.

    Is it just me, or are you lot a bunch of technical computing gods needing shit loads of computing power/storage?

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    My daughters Macbook Air has an ssd built in to the mainboard that is not user upgradeable. My 2011 Macbook pro has a removeable sata hdd drive which is easy and cheap to upgrade to an ssd drive.
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    re storage: setup a nas with 4 drives, 2 tb drives are dirt cheap nowadays, you get 6gb of storage and one redundant drive. You can store photos, movies, etc on it and access it on all of your devices. I use an old readynas with plex to stream movies and tv shows to my tv and ipad. all of my photos are backed up to it ( and to SmugMug).

    documents are backed up to Dropbox, iphone photos to iCloud and to SmugMug, and all on the nas.
    I can still lose stuff but it's a reasonable amount of backup.

    I use lightroom with the catalog linked to the photos on the nas. I can edit photos on my macbook or mac pro and have one central library.

    The macbook has a 512gb drive but I don't store much on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    In these days of cloud storage and being pretty much always connected, is a small SSD/hard drive an issue?

    I'm on my 2014 Air with a 250gb SSD, do some video editing, much photo processing and various normal work and home use stuff - and don't have a storage issue. I thought the days of storing anything locally are long gone. I'd feel extremely nervous relying on my laptop SSD or a remote drive in the house. I have no fear about losing my laptop.

    I pay just under £1 p.m. for 250gb Google storage. When I need to watch TV/videos on a plane or download a video for editing, plenty of room on the hard drive and I get rid of it to the cloud asap.

    Is it just me, or are you lot a bunch of technical computing gods needing shit loads of computing power/storage?
    No, it's more than that. It's about Apple renting you storage space, and also the security aspects of the whole cloud thing. I refuse, point blank to use the cloud, and do you trust the Merkin or for that matter any other Government? No matter what promises are made, if they need to, they change the rules so that they are later found to be worthless.
    No, I am not paranoid, I have nothing to hide, but I do not believe in serving up on a plate everything they wish to know about you and your social circle, never mind business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnie comet View Post
    Re the retina screens.

    My 2015 MBP has already had one screen replaced due to the screen coating delaminating.
    One year on from replacment and the replacment screen is now delaminating nicely. My Apple care runs out in May 2018 so I will get the screen replaced just before then.

    It's a very well known problem....Google 'Apple Staingate'.

    Apple fixed mine no problem but (as said) the replacment has lasted a year. I wouldn't buy another MBP with a retina screen.
    Fuck , I hadn't realised how widespread that was. I mentioned it at the rugby club tonight and pretty much every macbook user has complained that they suffered this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aberdeen GS View Post
    Fuck , I hadn't realised how widespread that was. I mentioned it at the rugby club tonight and pretty much every macbook user has complained that they suffered this!
    Yes, whilst I too am an "Apple fanboy" (!!), my Macbook Pro is now on to its thirm retina screen

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    I replaced my top of the range Lenovo (6+yrs solid service) with the top of the range MacBook in February..........

    Lovely piece of kit, but iOS .................... Jeez! It is bloody frustrating!

    I have parallels/Win10 on it, but of course - that is a lot more power-hungry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul08 View Post
    Yes, whilst I too am an "Apple fanboy" (!!), my Macbook Pro is now on to its thirm retina screen
    Looks like you need to replace the keyboard as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman View Post
    Looks like you need to replace the keyboard as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    I replaced my top of the range Lenovo (6+yrs solid service) with the top of the range MacBook in February..........

    Lovely piece of kit, but iOS .................... Jeez! It is bloody frustrating!

    I have parallels/Win10 on it, but of course - that is a lot more power-hungry.

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    Find someone who works in Education, or a student. Take them with you to an Apple Store, get them to show their ID and receive a few hundred ££ discount. And you get AppleCare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stolzy View Post
    Why?
    Because it is running windows, I assume. Same reason windows machines have worse battery-life than iOS machines.

    Again you post the minimum troll, then later you will return with what any normal person would have put in the first post.

    You get people to commit to reasons, then pick apart their posts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackal View Post
    Because it is running windows, I assume. Same reason windows machines have worse battery-life than iOS machines.

    Again you post the minimum troll, then later you will return with what any normal person would have put in the first post.

    You get people to commit to reasons, then pick apart their posts.
    No idea what you're on about.

    The 'why' referred to why are you running Parallels?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bear View Post
    Find someone who works in Education, or a student. Take them with you to an Apple Store, get them to show their ID and receive a few hundred ££ discount. And you get AppleCare.
    Pretty much what I did a couple of years ago.

    Daughter was at Uni' and her boyfriend actually worked for Apple. She could get a MacBook Pro + three years Apple care cheaper than he could.

    I wouldn't usually buy an extended warranty for anything, but the deal she got was so good that I went for it.

    Due to the retina screen delamination issue I'm glad that I did.....

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    It looks as though the late 2016 15 inch has had the problems.

    https://hackernoon.com/why-i-owned-a...e-75b84458d86c

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    The three year warranty offer has changed, you just get a reduction on it now, not free.

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