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Old 06-28-2012, 02:05 AM   #102
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unboggling, with regards to upgrades, one is usually better off to buy them upfront than wait until later, otherwise you're paying for a hard drive or RAM that you'll need to remove and dispose of. In my experience "upgradability" isn't very high on the list of requirements for a laptop; I'd rather just exchange it for a newer model.
Good point, regarding the cost-benefit of upgrading up front at purchase. I hadn't considered that.

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I guess my main point though, is more psychological than technological. I've worked as a Mac tech for more than 20 years, and have observed a lot of intersting (and sometimes bizarre) behavior in customers, friends, and relatives.…
Ah, a Mac tech.

Your posts got me wondering, regarding trading up computing capability by selling older Mac and buying a different new or used Mac, what is the best and quickest way for a non-techie user to clean the old Mac of all account information and stray bytes on internal storage, while still leaving the OS and basic Apple-included apps for the potential buyers to try out and use?

And also, similarly, what is the best and quickest way to clean an iPad for resale?

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