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OWC’s Definitive Quick Guide to Making the Most of 2013 MacBook Pro with Retina Display

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 | Author:

Globe-n-rMBPPining for a new MacBook Pro with Retina display? You’re not the only one. The new MacBook Pros are powerful and most anybody I know who’s worked on the previous generation loves the screen quality and the thin size. There are a few things to take into consideration when getting a Retina MacBook Pro: screen size, memory, storage, and let’s not forget… the all important work/backup external drive.

The 13” model comes in 3 base options:

  • $1,299.99 – 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 4GB memory, 128GB Solid State Drive
  • $1,499.99 – 2.4 GHz i5 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
  • $1,799.99 – 2.6 GHz i5 processor, 8GB memory, 512GB Solid State Drive

The 15” model comes in 2 base options:

  • $1,999.99 – 2.0 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 8GB memory, 256GB Solid State Drive
  • $2,599.99 – 2.3 GHz quad-core i7 processor, 16GB memory, 512GB Solid State Drive

Essentially the price increases among the models get your more memory and a larger SSD. Memory is soldered to the motherboard, which means you can’t upgrade later, period. SSDs on the other hand can be upgraded in the future if you find yourself in need of more storage later. We’re working hard on providing an SSD upgrade that’ll allow you to expand your Retina later on, as we currently offer SSD upgrades for the 2012 Retina models, and plan to offer upgrades for the new ones as soon as we can. Article Continues…

CES 2012 Rewound, Recapped, and Reviewed

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 | Author:

Our second year at CES was a big success and while you may have read other sources’ accounts of the show, I thought you might (since you likely are a regular reader and interested in all things OWC) like a summary from our perspective.

Now, if you’ve never been to a show of this magnitude before, I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s not the party some lead you to think it is! We’re up early and reviewing info on all our new product introductions. Then we’re on the floor for eight hours straight (we don’t take lunch break – we’ve got an adoring public to serve!). Then, after dinner, it’s back to our “regular” work until we get the necessary three hours of sleep. ;-)

So, while some perhaps party every night until dawn, you can rest assured that Team OWC doesn’t lose its focus.

CES itself experienced a record year… the 2012 show was the largest in the event’s 44 year history with a record number of more than 3,100 exhibitors across the largest show floor the convention has ever had — 1.861 million net square feet of exhibit space. It’s a good thing that the show floor was bigger, as CES drew record attendance with 153,000 seekers of gadgets and gizmos. Article Continues…