I guess I’m keeping my new MBP M1 Pro 14 inch, despite my harping about uneven light leakage under the space bar. Sound is fine now with Boom 3D. (Side note: I didn’t take advantage of any TidBits discount for Boom 3D because they were already running so many “flash sales” that it was already under $15).
Anyway, my old MBP has just 512 GB SSD, and since I brought my external Photos library internal to my new MBP’s 2 TB SSD I changed the settings on my old MBP to “optimize disk storage” and everything seems to be there, like on my iPad Pro and iPhone, synced with my 2 TB iCloud subscription. Since I’m using disk optimization I no longer have the external Time Machine drive or CCC drive connected. Instead I’m doing all that on my new MBP with larger capacity drives.
I also have a leftover external SSD drive (600 GB I think) which used to hold my Photos library.
Now I just have too many devices!
(1) My new MBP M1 Pro. Lots of backups, including Time Machine, CCC, and Backblaze.
(2) My old MBP late 2013.
(3) My 2021 iPad Pro 11 inch.
(4) My iPhone.
Since I don’t go out much, I rarely even use the iPad Pro, which is sort of a waste. But I think of that as my “go to” outside device if I have things like server emergencies, because it has a nice keyboard case, is lightweight, and has its own SIM card.
So I wonder what to do with my old MBP late 2013. It can’t run Monterey, and is slower than my new MBP when multiple apps are open, but is otherwise ok. I even got the battery and keyboard replaced last year.
The trade in value was wastefully too low, so I didn’t do that.
My sister, to whom I usually give hand-me-downs already has my old iPad 5, and despite having a Ph.D. in physics can barely use all the features on that.
One thought is to use it outside to keep my new MBP “safe.” Hmmm… But that’s why I have my iPad Pro.
Any other thoughts? A donation to a good cause?