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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.

 

http://www.cnet.com/news/how-to-move-a-home-folder-in-os-x/

 

here's how to move the Applications folder.

 

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=884917

 

 

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

Edited by johnfoster

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