Need new mac; used 2015 or new 2017?

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Peter in Milton Regular Member • Posts: 216
Re: Need new mac; used 2015 or new 2017?

Surely the key thing is that your 2TB HD is now 3/4 full.   If you expect to keep  a new machine for 6-10 years, I think you need to bite the bullet and just accept that photo/video storage will need to happen external to the computer.  The up side of this is that up to date interfaces (USB-C) are very fast (I personally would not consider buying a new computer without the latest interfaces), and external high capacity drives are not expensive, can be fast, and are VERY easy to update.

I'm not convinced by the 'dongle debate'.  You can get a very compact breakout bar that will plug into a USB-C and provide USB-3, SD card, charge ports, and HDMI.

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