For the photographer on the go, MPG recommends models with the 512GB flash/SSD drive, since OS X and applications will eat up 50-70 GB (leaving only about 180GB on a model with a 256GB flash/SSD drive). But for just web browsing and email and no particular storage needs, the 256GB model will do just fine.
- View MacBooks at MacSales.com and/or view MacBook with 512GB flash/SSD
- See also discounted Apple iMac 5K
MPG has confirmed with MacSales.com that these are FACTORY SEALED units (description as “refurbished” is erroneous and will be corrected Tuesday).
These are brand new, original box sealed - MacSales gets special warranty extension we fulfill, but brand spanking new and sealed original.
Additional savings apply when purchased with the OWC USB-C Dock (recommended, given the single USB-C port on the MacBook).
Sanjin D writes:
I’m having soon a trip to Scandinavia and I’m thinking what to buy to back up my pictures during my journey.
Apple iPad is with me too and 2 Transcend 32GB SHDC cards for Leica camera.
Any suggestions from your side? Shall I take an external 2.5" USB hard disk?
MPG: Assuming that only modest computing power is needed, but an excellent viewing experience for RAW or JPEG, I’d skip the iPad and take an Apple MacBook, that is, a MacBook with 512GB flash drive (SSD) internally. At about 2 pounds, it’s an excellent travel companion, a real computer able to handle raw files and with a nice Retina display.
A card reader for downloading camera cards to the MacBook, but be sure to get the Apple USB 3.0 Type-C Male to USB Type-A Female Adapter or Apple USB Type-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter for compatibility with the USB-C port of the MacBook.
For extended usage, get an Anker 20100+ USB-C battery for powering the MacBook in the field.