Well, everyone, remember that drops and heat are the two factors that wear on motherboards. I try hard not to do the first. The second is harder to eliminate.
When I record or process video, the HD spins like crazy, generating a lot of heat. That's particularly true of those that spin at 7200 RPM, which used to be the recommended speed for video. The new SSDs are even faster than the 7200s—and they generate almost no heat (and no noise!). I'm really curious if this will mean a longer life for my motherboard.
Unfortunately, I seem to have one of the bad video boards Apple had trouble with in early 2011. It fails intermittently, so I keep working on this laptop. I'd get it repaired, but my serial number doesn't qualify—and I use it too much to let it go easily.
I did buy a 5k iMac recently for video. Unfortunately, I was not able to afford the SSD version, so wound up with the fusion drive. We'll see how it works.
I hope that nobody is bothered that I grabbed this thread to pose some questions. My apologies if I'm stepping on anyone's feet.
Yesterday my wife indicated that I should look at a PC laptop to run another high-quality Bible study software that is geared to Windows. That software is BibleWorks. After some discussion, we both decided that a purchase of hardware that was limited to running Windows (not my favorite, as I prefer UNIXy stuff) was probably a bad move since I can't fall back to OS X in case Windows 10 is not the neat-o thing that folks are making it out to be. We are looking at either the current 15" MBP or an iMac. We have a very nice large desk with an awesome leather chair that we could park the iMac on, but about 25 feet behind this desk we have a large window with shutters and I'm a bit concerned that the screen on the iMac might prove to be somewhat irritating with the backlighting. What has been your experience with your iMac? I am planning on obtaining a Windows 10 license and using Bootcamp for BibleWorks (Accordance for Windows and MS Office 2016 too), as well as maintaining my OS X partition.
For the MBP, I was looking at the 512GB SSD and partitioning it in half for each OS. Not sure about what I'd do with an iMac yet, but something similar. I'm pretty curious about your opinion of your iMac vs the MBP that I'm looking at. I have a nice matte screen large display that I can easily use with the MBP that works in landscape or portrait mode.