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mmm, comparison shopping...
Question: is an SD slot worth $100, so far as its day-to-day usefulness goes? 'Cos it's looking like the difference between scratching up another $50 or another $150 is more or less my Apples-to-Apples decision to make regarding $NEW_COMPUTER... So, anyone? Anyone? Bueller...?

{EDIT, to clarify: The issue being mostly that this would be the only practical, IE not mostly cosmetic, difference between the two configurations on offer that would have any immediate relevance (since the issue of maximum potential RAM is kind of a nonstarter, by the time I had the $$ to upgrade I'd be looking at a new box anyway). Ironically, my camera's too old for SD anyway...]

feeling: contemplative contemplative

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valdary From: valdary Date: May 27th, 2010 09:09 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It cost me £20 pound for an adapter that would take 5 different types of camera cards and phone chips including SD, that's about $40?

So as long as you've got a usb port spare I'd call by the camera shop next time they have a sale & see how cheap you can get adaptor.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 27th, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Heh, I don't even have any SD stuff, it's just that one model I'm looking at comes with the slot for a bit more $$ and there's always that "would I use this if I had it?" feeling...
off_coloratura From: off_coloratura Date: May 27th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
No, definitely not. I have a USB card reader that I bought for like $10, and my camera also plugs in directly with a USB cable, which I think you get free with eggrolls nowadays.
valdary From: valdary Date: May 27th, 2010 11:07 am (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Yes USB card readers really cheap, some camera USB cables can seriously drain camera battery if not very fast, but definitely worth having usb card reader especially if multi format, we have assortment of phones & cameras in our household USB reader is brilliant.
robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 27th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
So does mine, and I've been managing happily -- sounds like it's kind of superfluous to my general requirements, so it'd probably not be the best idea to get one and find ways to justify having it... ;)
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robling_t From: robling_t Date: May 27th, 2010 04:21 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Yup, have for ages, flashdrives have saved my butt twice now. (...And considering that this means I've ridden to death two computers within the last 11 years...) It's sounding like I can probably "get away with" the slightly less pricey one, I guess, given that the latest update basically addressed all of the remaining points I'd have been waffling on and left the SD slot as the only significant difference between the models...
green_knight From: green_knight Date: May 27th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
It's not worth $100, but they're handy. (My Eee has one).

I use SD cards in my camera and as day-to-day storage/backup - I have a card reader for that purpose, but wouldn't mind an inbuilt slot.

I'd adore an iPad with one; that would be the perfect enhancement. They launch today, and I must at least go and drool.
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