Is buying a macbook pro with solid state hard drive worth the extra money?
I need a laptop for college and I'm trying to decide whether I should stick with the 500 gb hard drive the pro comes with or spend $315 to get 256 gb in the solid state drive. I go to a liberal arts school so I won't be doing engineering or any graphic design, I'll probably use my laptop most for music (itunes and possibly a few compositions), internet, papers, powerpoints,and I'll probably have different tabs open at the same time. My only worry is that with a regular hard drive I've heard it's easy to break if you move it around a lot and I'll be taking my laptop to and from class and around campus.
- Asked by Forrest O from Chesapeake
3 Answers from the Community
Go with the solid state drive. It's quieter, creates less heat on the computer, and lasts a lot longer. Be sure to back up everything routinely on an external hard drive or Time Capsule! You can save money by using the education pricing or the refurbished section. A 2.4 ghz i5 processor with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD should fit your needs perfectly!
- Answered by Marshall M from Aberdeen
- Aug 9, 2014
Absolutely the solid state drive is much faster loading. It is less likely to break since it doesn't have the moving parts like the hard drive does. So yes. I have had both and the SSD is much better.
- Answered by Rhonda S from Little Rock
- May 1, 2015
I think so, Increase in loading time and programs is worth it to me.
- Answered by Edgar G from Beverly Hills
- Aug 16, 2014