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Subject: [Leica] Apple MacBook
From: rsphotoimages at (Bob Shaw)
Date: Mon, 30 May 2011 09:10:35 -0700
References: <E5490F684457487AA4FC58263FFF0C00@jimnichols> <>

Hey, Jim:

Pretty much what Charlie said.

In our landscape business, we have iMac in the office, a 13"MBP for me 
(bigger laptops too big for cab of pickup truck), which really rocks, an 
iPhone 3G and 4.

It's all backed up on an Apple Time Capsule.

My MBP was factory refurbished from Apple and has not let me down for a 
second.  Faster the internet connection, the more my MBP likes it.  Never 
any performance issues.

Cheers, Bob

Bob Shaw
rsphotoimages at

On May 29, 2011, at 2:07 AM, Charlie Chan wrote:

> Jim,
> What course is your Grand daughter doing? Will she have to carry it over 
> considerable distances or time?
> We have 4 MBPs/MBs in our household as my kids have them for high school 
> as well. My oldest will be starting university in the fall; he currently 
> uses an older white plastic bodied MacBook. He is going to be studying 
> Maths hopefully at Cambridge (and he's a real Mac geek). He's going to be 
> getting a MacBook Air (13 inch 128GB Solid State Drive 4GB RAM). It's 
> substantially lighter and with the SSD Hard Drive, it's as quick as a top 
> of the line 17 inch MacBook Pro. Downsides are its relative lack of 
> connectivity and no disc drive. But my son isn't bothered by that. Most of 
> his work creates only small files and so he stores all of his stuff on a 
> 'Cloud' ie in online storage. He doesn't do loads of photos or video and 
> so Hard Drive capacity is not an issue for him. It would be for your 
> Granddaughter if her course is heavily graphics orientated.
> That's a different compromise. If you don't like the MacBook Air, then 
> definitely the base 13 inch Mac Book Pro is the one to go for (that's what 
> the rest of my family have).
> Best wishes,
> Charlie Chan
> Cheltenham, UK
> topoxforddoc at
> On 29 May 2011, at 04:50, Jim Nichols wrote:
>> I know there are a lot of Apple users out there.  I am "Apple MacBook 
>> ignorant".
>> My granddaughter wants an Apple MacBook for college.  I have looked up 
>> the specs, and a couple of options for added memory and a larger HD.
>> Are there any basic shortcomings or traps that I can run into with the 
>> MacBook?  Anything to avoid?
>> Thanks in advance for any advice you can provide.
>> Jim Nichols
>> Tullahoma, TN USA
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