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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…

Text And Type With The Matias Tactile One Keyboard

Monday, July 15th, 2013 | Author:

Who doesn’t have a friend or relative that sends you texts like “W Hen will youb e hoem banana pudding?” or “Matter to me, let’s get mustache for dinner.” It’s tempting to ignore these texts that are so obviously typed with reckless abandon, but what happens when they’re sent by someone you actually want to talk to? Unfortunately, you’re stuck—you have to put in the effort to decipher these texts.

You have a few options in this situation. First, you could continue playing Mad Gab and read their messages out loud to see what they could possibly sound like. (“Eye Mull of Musheen? Eye Mull…OH they mean ‘I’m a love machine..’ Wait…why is my grandmother texting me this…?”). You could assume that they actually do want mustache for dinner, and immediately look for a new friend. You can even peruse the keyboard to see what neighboring keys they are likely to have pressed while trying to text you about bologna sandwiches. Article Continues…

Love At First Type With Matias Tactile One Keyboard

Monday, June 17th, 2013 | Author:

Touch screens have revolutionized the way we use computers. Perhaps more importantly, they’ve changed the way we use our phones. The touch capabilities coupled with the power of the iPhone and other smartphones has boosted our mobile productivity unprecedented levels. It’s now possible to do many of the tasks that previously were reserved for your Mac right on your iPhone.

But while tapping a screen has served as a fine alternative to using a mouse, typing on a touch screen can still be frustrating and inaccurate. Fortunately, writing an email or texting on your iPhone doesn’t have to be a series of typos that lead to embarrassing auto-correct mishaps. With the Matias Tactile One Keyboard, you can bring the same comfort of typing on your Mac to your iPhone! And with the new special OWC price of $144.99, luxurious typing is easier to obtain than ever. Article Continues…

Hit The Right Digits This Tax Season

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013 | Author:

Tax season. It’s the dreaded inevitability we face every spring. And we all know what kind of stress that can come along with it. Missed deadlines, forgetting to deduct your generous charitable contributions, careless math … there’s so much that can go wrong when navigating this minefield.

While we here at Other World Computing can’t help you beat procrastination and meet that ever-nearing April 15 deadline, we can help you hit the right digits when you file. Mathematical mistakes are common when doing taxes and they can actually end up costing you money. Needless to say, it’s important to enter the correct numbers when filing, and this small investment can help you do just that.

The Cropmark LMP Bluetooth Keypad is the perfect addition to any Apple wireless keyboard and makes punching the right numbers a breeze when you file. It also pairs well with your MacBook or any other Bluetooth capable Macintosh.

The key to the Cropmark keypad that makes it so great lies in its ability to physically connect to the Apple wireless keyboard. And its durable plastic frame is designed to match your keyboard’s aluminum finish for a seamless look. The Cropmark keypad features 28 keys for convenient entering of figures, tables and calculations. Of course, it includes figures 0-9, operation keys, hot-keys, page up/down, arrow up/down, delete forward and an enter function key as well. And there’s no dongle or driver installation required, so it’s easy to use!

And OWC shipping will make sure you get it fast, so you can get started on your number-crunching and get the refund you deserve.

A Gingerbread House With An OWC Touch

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 | Author:

No, this isn’t a gingerbread house with solar panels and ultra-effecient air conditioning units – although you would be forgiven for thinking that considering Other World Computing’s environmental initiatives and Platinum Certified green headquarters in Woodstock, Illinois. This is a gingerbread house made partly from computer parts by our very own OWC Dena of our accounting department to proudly display in our front lobby.

Dena crafted the house from traditional ingredients – gingerbread, frosting and candy. But she also used computer parts to give it a festive OWC theme. The roof shingles are actually OWC memory modules, the walls are made from fans, and the messages on the front of the house are comprised of Apple keyboard keys and an old hard disk drive platter. Of course, the gingerbread house was made with non-functional memory modules, so don’t worry about your order arriving come with a layer of frosting and crumbs. :-)

And while OWC parts make for a wonderful looking gingerbread house, we can’t recommend them for this use. Besides, they work much better in your computer anyway!

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