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Old 01-10-2013, 10:17 AM
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We are both completly happy with our configurations. But neither of us does any real photo work or video editing. Pretty much email, surfacing, iTunes and some spreadsheet work. I think you would be happer with the retina display if only so you don't suffer from the "shouldagotB&Osyndrome".

I personnly do not see value in the SSD. I hear you on the external drive, but why not spend less and get more on board storage. Modern HDs are pertty darn reliable. I don't think you'll notice much differnce in the processor speed, but max out the RAM for faster audio/video work.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:36 AM
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Speaking of watches, I need some advice from you watch aficionados. I need a good starter "grown up watch." Anything in the $2000 to $3000 range that's decent and worth the money, or do I need to increase that range to get something good? I'm clueless when it comes to high-end watches, so any advice on a good starter would be appreciated.
I agree with Soldes. I am not a big Rolex fan. If you go to Harrods' of London massive watch deparment (the only place I've ever seen a million dollar watch - and not becuase it was bejeweled) they put Rolex off to the side.

I would look at Zenith, Breitling, Baume & Mercier even Longines. But as previously stated, it's all about personal taste. There really are so many choices out there. Pick up a couple of the high end watch magazines. Do some research. You'll learn what you like.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:25 PM
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I think you would be happer with the retina display if only so you don't suffer from the "shouldagotB&Osyndrome".
Hahaha. Yep. That exact example has been bouncing around in my mind a lot lately

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I personnly do not see value in the SSD. I hear you on the external drive, but why not spend less and get more on board storage. Modern HDs are pertty darn reliable. I don't think you'll notice much differnce in the processor speed, but max out the RAM for faster audio/video work.
I think I'm curious about the SSD more than anything. It does come standard with the Retina model, so I'm kinda stuck with that lol.

I'm debating about the 8 GB of RAM v. 16 GB. It might be overkill, but the whole thing is a bit overkill. Where do I draw the line with the nerd bling? lol
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I would look at Zenith, Breitling, Baume & Mercier even Longines. But as previously stated, it's all about personal taste. There really are so many choices out there. Pick up a couple of the high end watch magazines. Do some research. You'll learn what you like.
I'm kinda leaning toward Breitling right now. I don't have anything against Rolex, but picking it for my first real watch seems a tad predictable - kinda like if I were driving a 911 right now
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Went ahead and bought it today. Pro with Retina, 256 GB Flash, 2.3 GHz i7, 8 GB of RAM. Thanks for the comments.
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congrats. We expect some great video.
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congrats. We expect some great video.
Just in time to edit any video I take during the M School next week. 7 days...
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Very late to this thread (or the board at all, frankly), but I picked up a Nest thermostat over the summer. A silly thing, I guess, but we LOVE it. Highly recommended.

Regarding watches, I'm a reformed Cartier fan and a Panerai guy as of late, but they're all over the $3K mark. Maybe a Bell & Ross would be fun...
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Very late to this thread (or the board at all, frankly), but I picked up a Nest thermostat over the summer. A silly thing, I guess, but we LOVE it. Highly recommended.

Regarding watches, I'm a reformed Cartier fan and a Panerai guy as of late, but they're all over the $3K mark. Maybe a Bell & Ross would be fun...
Aren't the "silly things" often some of the coolest?

As for the watches, I think I'll be playing tee ball for a while whilst admiring those of you who've gone pro.
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