Apple MacBook Pro Retina Deals

MacBook Pro with Retina

B&H has a couple of new deals on MacBook Pro with Retina Display models.

First, is a 13.3″ model with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 Haswell processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe Flash HD for $1279.99 (reg. $1399.99). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Next, is the 15.4″ Retina MacBook Pro with 2GHz Intel Core i7 Crystalwell processor, 8GB RAM and 256GB PCIe drive for $1599 (reg. $1799). Check it out here at B&H Photo.

Crucial SSD Upgrade Made My Old MacBook Pro Better than New

Crucial SSD MacBook Pro Swap

I had an aging MacBook Pro. It’s a 2011 model, which I believe is the first model with Thunderbolt. And while the Thunderbolt connectivity has been great, the internal 5400RPM hard drive has gotten slower and slower over the years.

After hearing plenty of reports on the benefits of upgrading to an internal SSD drive in these MacBook models, I finally bit the (surprising affordable) bullet and picked up a Crucial 512GB SSD for a little over $200. [Read more...]