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Should I update my old MacBook Book Pro or get a new one?

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I have been using a MacBook Pro 15 inch Late 2011 (2.5 GHz Intel Core i7 8GB 1333 MHz DDR) for the past 3 years.

This is the computer my work gave me. I layout print working with InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and also code for apps using xCode.

Due to cut backs the upgarde that work is offering is a new MacBook Pro 13-inch: 2.4GHz with Retina display

2.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 - Turbo Boost up to 2.9GHz - 8GB 1600MHz memory
256GB PCIe-based flash storage
My old machine has 750GB spinning drive and the new has only 256 though it is SD
Though I already have a firewire external drive of 1TB.
I also use a second monitor both at work and home so the screen size isn't an issue.
Should I take the new Mac or get them to substitute the DVD with the solid state drive, if they'll let me


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cut backs should automatically mean you update the OLD mac. I put SSD drives in all the Macs in my office as a way to prolong their life. people were complaining about their Macs being ssssslow. booting from an SSD makes it feel like a brand new Mac. comments include: "it's so fast." and "wow!" the best way to do this is to put ONLY the OS on the SSD. meaning you can get a tiny 64G version. and leave your applications on the spinning disc.


follow these steps to get the user folder to work.




here's how to move the Applications folder.





also, for about $150 you can bump the RAM to 16G.

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