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June 23, 2014, 12:26 PM
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Location: Courtenay, B.C
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^^^^ My 5 yr old Asus with I7 and GTX260M just suffered a major GPU melt down.....so...I've always wanted to completely disassemble my Asus Notebook (knowing it was destined for the scrapyard)....did just that :) .....then all pieces into a bag and to the dump....was satisfied getting just about 5 yrs out of it considering all the gaming I did on it and how bloody hot the 260M ran at (90'sc gaming and 70c idle desktop)....
Anyhow, not into monster 9lb Notebooks so picked up a MBP 13" I5 2.4 Ghz 8MB RAM and 256 GB SSD....the thing is amazingly quick and the Intel Iris Graphics even allows a certain level of gaming (enough for my portable needs anyhow).....the thing weighs 3.5 lbs and has an incredibly tiny footprint at about 3/4" thick ....2560 x 1600p Res is gorgeous!!!
As for the "what no HD" ?.....even my Asus Notebook I took out both HDD's and replaced with an Intel 80GB and OCZ Vertex II 120GB...so a total of 200GB...lasted me almost 5yrs, being leery of how much and what I store...simple really and a 1TB Portable drive for "lots of stuff".......with a little Drive Management Savvy....its a non issue, although I wouldnt settle for the 128 GB SSD version.
Apparantly mine is the "late 2013 version" with 2 x 4GB RAM.....I've read conflicting reviews on whether its upgradeable to 2 x 8GB...some say yes "late 2013 model is"....some say only prior to purchasing......can anyone confirm?
This is my new toy.....the last Mac I owned was a Performa AIO back in 1994 ;) A little rusty with Mac OS X, but certainly intuitive.
Apple MacBook Pro 13.3" Intel Core i5 2.4 GHz Laptop with Retina Display - English : MacBook Pro - Future Shop
Introducing me n my OCD to Watercooling, is like taking an Alcoholic to an "all you can drink" Beach Bar in Mexico
My System Specs
Asus RIVE & XSPC Photon 170 D5 Vario combo
3930K @ 4.9 Ghz w EK Supremacy
16 GB -Dominator 1866 Mhz
SLi - Evga GTX 780Ti SC w EK Full WB's
SSD - 120GB Intel SATA 3 (OS n Apps) SSD - 240GB Vertex II SF (Games) HDD - 640 GB WD Black (Data) HDD - 2TB WD Red (Data)
Corsair AX 1.2 kW
Corsair 900D w XSPC RX480 / EX360 & EX240 - Lamptron FC9 Fan Controller
Onboard Realtek HD
- LG BD-RW DVD RW
Dell U2711 - 2560 x 1440 Res
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 x64
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