Today, my father sold the gun he won in a raffle but never actually touched. $600 in the bank. Refurbished 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina (MBPR), AppleCare, and DisplayPort-to-VGA adaptor were ordered from the Apple web-store this morning, ship date 23 Sept. This "new" laptop (model released Oct. 2013) replaces an aging white MacBook (2006) on its last legs.
white MacBook 1.83 GHz Intel processor
originally released 2006; first-generation white MacBook
2 GB of RAM
160 GB hard drive
Refurbished 13.3-inch MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Dual-core Intel i5 with Retina Display
Originally released October 2013
13.3-inch (diagonal) Retina display; 2560-by-1600 resolution at 227 pixels per inch
8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
256GB Flash Storage
720p FaceTime HD camera
Intel Iris Graphics
Here's my question:
The "old" machine has two USB 2.0 ports and a FireWire 400 port.
I assume the new machine has USB 2.0 ports and a Thunderbolt port.
How do I transfer the old data for my parents from the "old" machine to the "new" machine smoothly?