I'd like to preserve the resale value of my new mac by protecting it from aesthetic damage.
Does anybody have a case they are happy with? Which cases are out there and which are the best?
Just got my new MBP Retina display in, and boy do I love it. However, when I looked in Disk Utility, the SSD is only being reported as 500GB. Anyone else seeing this?
I know OS X Lion defines 1 GB = 1 billion bytes now (which I like), but I don't think there's anything wrong with that calculation.
Does anyone have a recommendation on a portal external USB 3.0 drive to use to run my Aperture library from? I've just ordered the new retina display MBP with 256GB SSD & upgraded the RAM to 16GB. My Aperture library is currently over 500GB in size and need to relocate it to an external. Is anyone currently doing this? And if so, will I notice a big difference when working with 21.5+MB RAW files?
First off, no I have not seen this in person, but I've read 3-4 reviews now and it seems the overall opinion of the reviewer is "yes, it looks great for apps that were upgraded for Retina but other apps are worse than before". How can a product that makes any existing application look WORSE be a recommended product by gdgt? I get that EVENTUALLY things will likely look good, but that's EVENTUALLY. Right now they look like crap. I really don't see how this could be a recommended product.
I'm not sure if the price would go down. When the macbook air came out, it cost $1799. The 13 inch air has now dropped to $1199. Do u think the price of the mbp will drop significantly as early as the 2nd gen and maybe have a much better battery life, very importantly, bigger ssd for the base version and also would intel haswell be worth the wait ?
Do you think this RAM upgrade is priced reasonably? I've just read about this on Gizmodo http://gizmodo.com/5918161/this-is-the-macbook-pro... and I just need confirmation on this. Thanks!
ADD: Also, is it true that spinning drives (HDD's) are better for mass media storage than SDD's?
this mac book pro is a like a Porsche car you can get a base model one that has a navigation system plush carpeting leather seats, air conditioning and speed and give you the full Porsche ownership experience. OR you could spend more for a faster Porsche with a tuned engine but forgo the navigation system and in some cases a radio, no air conditioning, racing bucket seats with a harness instead of leather and a full roll cage instead of a passenger or back seat. That is what the new Macbook pro...
A lot of Pro Mac users have external hard drives connected with e-Sata port. When Apple introduced the SD card slot a lot of pros were sad because the ExpressCard/34 was better, in fact in the late MacBook Pro of 2008 you can use the new e-Sata or USB 3.0 Cards to expand connections and this is not possible for the younger versions of MacBook Pros. I would like an e-Sata adapter because is quite faster than Firewire 800. I know, Firewire is proprietary of Apple but an adapter may be done. What...