Opinion: Apple’s MacBook lineup has a storage problem

Yesterday, we showed you how to upgrade late model MacBooks with a 480GB or 1TB SSD. In some cases these upgrades might yield eight times the original capacity of the machine’s internal storage.

While it’s certainly nice to have the option of upgrading, such enhancements do come with downsides. First, there’s the price: it’s $600 to upgrade to a 1TB drive. Second, the upgrade breaks Boot Camp support.

But $600 is relatively cheap when you compare what it costs to score a MacBook with a 1TB SSD. MacBooks feature faster PCIe storage, but it’s still a high price to pay for something so vital — and so cheap by today’s standards.

Apple’s MacBook line has an issue with internal flash storage prices. It’s a problem that continues to worsen, especially as Apple has made it increasingly difficult for users to upgrade. more…

Filed under: iOS Devices, Mac Tagged: 11-inch macbook air, 12-inch MacBook, 13-inch macbook air, 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display, Flash storage, MacBook, Opinion, Storage
Source: 9to5 Mac