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Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

19 Feb 2013 14:17
Nice one thank you. I've never had AppleCare, curious why you would recommend? And if there's any students out there who want to come with me to a London apple store and hook me up PM me Smiling

Cheers
EeePee
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307 posts since 5/3/11

19 Feb 2013 14:24
If you order it online (via the Education Store) you get a 3 warranty as standard.
ismvil
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1948 posts since 16/9/11

19 Feb 2013 14:32
Serbia wrote: Nice one thank you. I've never had AppleCare, curious why you would recommend? And if there's any students out there who want to come with me to a London apple store and hook me up PM me Smiling

Cheers

More for resale-ability plus piece of mind. I've not a mac properly pack it in on me until about 5-6 years in.

walt_jr
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510 posts since 9/9/12

19 Feb 2013 14:53
or just order straight from the student store; ordered mine from the link below, no questions asked, next day delivery as well.

http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000623

ismvil
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1948 posts since 16/9/11

19 Feb 2013 15:55
walt_jr wrote: or just order straight from the student store; ordered mine from the link below, no questions asked, next day delivery as well.

http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000623

You get more money off if you do in store 14-15% off most machines not a huge percentage difference but if you're rocking a retina or something it adds up
EeePee
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307 posts since 5/3/11

19 Feb 2013 15:57
You get the same discount ordering online AND 3 years warranty as standard.
Jesus
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6084 posts since 7/10/08

19 Feb 2013 16:00
Yup my 3 year apple care arrived separate about 2 weeks later when I ordered a rMBP
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

19 Feb 2013 18:51
walt_jr wrote: or just order straight from the student store; ordered mine from the link below, no questions asked, next day delivery as well.

http://store.apple.com/uk_edu_5000623

Thank you, ordered.

in sotre its 6% teacher, 15 student so that link is all good
Jesus
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6084 posts since 7/10/08

21 Feb 2013 10:34
4 Pin USB Sync Cable v 6 Pin USB Sync Cable

whats the difference?
Popeye Doyle
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1979 posts since 26/1/07

21 Feb 2013 10:41
6 pin charges and transfers data at the same time. 4 pin only charges.
Jesus
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6084 posts since 7/10/08

21 Feb 2013 10:44
cheers
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

24 Feb 2013 11:30
Need to replace my 2008 alu macbook as the screen is knackered. Unsure on the 13" air or retina mb. Are the regular 13" mbps still a good option?

Are there performance issues with the base 13" rmbp? Reading online suggests there are.

Also, had a 1tb hdd in my laptop for the last year, the step down to a 12gb ssd isn't ideal. What's the best network/cloud based solution to this? 128 should be okay for my apps, but I need a solution for my music, photos and videos that plays nicely with sonos, iPhoto and iTunes .
emiserry
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1090 posts since 5/8/11

24 Feb 2013 11:44
Pretty happy with my 13 mbp, got it last year in june. I swapped out my hdd with a 250GBP ssd one. No performance issues whatsoever. All my music/video/pictures are stored on a portable hdd. This won't work nice with your itunes as those songs need to be stored on your mac.
Hello World
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12170 posts since 7/3/05

24 Feb 2013 12:20
get a time machine / NAS in the house and you can store everything on that, and just access it wirelessly in the house (and remotely actually)
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

24 Feb 2013 20:36
timmbo wrote: Need to replace my 2008 alu macbook as the screen is knackered. Unsure on the 13" air or retina mb. Are the regular 13" mbps still a good option?

Are there performance issues with the base 13" rmbp? Reading online suggests there are.

Also, had a 1tb hdd in my laptop for the last year, the step down to a 12gb ssd isn't ideal. What's the best network/cloud based solution to this? 128 should be okay for my apps, but I need a solution for my music, photos and videos that plays nicely with sonos, iPhoto and iTunes .

ive just bought a new MBP upgraded to ssd, then just store everything else on a 2tb ext hard drive
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

24 Feb 2013 21:45
With the price drop on the rmbp now, is that even that much cheaper?
Serbia
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4932 posts since 22/3/06

25 Feb 2013 02:16
already had the ext hard drive anyway,but difference is still high in going up on ssd from 128 to next one. i'm using mbp for music production anyway so only want production stuff on the actuall SSD, everything else i want seperate for speed - so works for me
Jake Unkutt
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2885 posts since 2/3/04

25 Feb 2013 08:17
Yea, I'm waiting on the next non-retina MBP update. If there even will be one.
Don't want to have to pay for retina screen when I won't really use it (use an external display at home, just use the laptop for meetings etc)
timmbo
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3482 posts since 9/2/10

25 Feb 2013 10:00
As my current MB works perfectly well, aside from the display not working, I'd like to use it as a nas/media center on my home network, running in clamshell mode.

What's the best way to accomplish this? I want to be able control torrents, manages files and folders, and stream audio and video content, all wirelessly. Am I best off just setting up file and screen sharing?

If there is a solution where I can also back up to time machine, from a new mac to my old one's hard drive , wirelessly, that would be ideal.
emiserry
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1090 posts since 5/8/11

25 Feb 2013 10:11
Maybe the easiest would be to buy a displayport cable to hook it up to your tv. You'll be able to access everything on your television screen then. Get a cheap wireless keyboard and mouse and you're all set.

The time capsule usually makes back-ups of and to removable a hdd so I guess it should be possible to another mac hdd as well. I'd recommend asking an apple store beforehand to be sure.