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    It's time for a new laptop. I'm moving from a 2010 Gateway with 4gb of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive to my first Mac. The Gateway hard drive is absolutely full with itunes content. Most of that is video. There's only about 40 GB worth of music. There's a lot of books and apps as well. The entire house is an apple ecosystem, iOS devices, Apple TV etc

    My decision on the new Mac is a non retina pro i7, 1 TB hd, and 8 gb of ram or a retina pro haswell i5 with 8gb of ram and 128 or 256 gb of solid state drive space.

    Obviously I want the retina pro but the cost of getting it with 1 tb of ssd is stopping me.

    Is keeping the video portion of my itunes library on a NAS a possibility so that I can get a retina, or should I get the non retina macbook?
    01-24-2014 06:05 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    You can absolutely move the video off to a NAS drive... I have bunches of video on a drive hooked to my TimeCapsule. Works fine.
    01-24-2014 06:10 PM
  3. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    Buy the non-retina model and install an SSD and data doubler...AND be able to upgrade the RAM up to 16GB for super cheap.
    01-24-2014 07:49 PM

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