WWDC 2016 – Last Minute Thoughts from a MacBook Pro user.


WWDC 2016 – Last Minute Thoughts from a MacBook Pro user.

I have been quiet for quite some time because Apple Computer does not seem to care about computers (or computer users) any more. I bought my last MacBook Pro in 2011 and quite frankly I have seen no need to upgrade since then. I do upgrade my System and Applications software quite religiously, but the incremental upgrades in computer hardware have not really excited me.

I travel quite a lot so my personal computer is a MacBook Pro 13 inch. I wish it could be lighter than the computer I have, but I usually have most my ports plugged into something so the MacBook Air and MacBook versions have never appealed to me. I also spend a lot of time on bumpy roads and in hot countries (Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, etc.) so I do not feel like taking chances (I need the 4WD version of the Mac, not the mini-compact).

I am a photographer who uses full frame cameras and processes his images on the road, so a tablet, phablet, or any kind of “personal digital device” is of no use to me (for photography). I need to be connected to at minimum 3 Terabytes of accessible storage at all times, more would be better. Hybrid drive systems pretty much guarantee a future data access disaster (I am pretty sure of that) and Cloud Storage is of no use at all in a Tropical Rain Storm (or worse).

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MacBook Pro 13-inch – still the best choice for traveling photographers.

MacBook Pro 13-inch
Traveling photographers require a computer that will function as a creative tool, storage device and communications center, on location, in hotels and back at the office. Ideally it will function equally well in the jungle (with long battery life) and in an office environment plugged into an external keyboard, mouse and larger monitor for Photoshop editing and website updating/creation.

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