iMac, Mac Pro and MacBook Deals This Week


B&H has a number of deals on Macs this week as part of its Photoshop World sale going on. Check out the list below.

27″ iMac w/ Retina 5K for $2099 (reg. $2299)

3.5GHz 6-core Mac Pro w/ 16GB RAM and 256GB flash drive for $3699 (reg. $3999)

2.7GHZ 12-core Mac Pro w/ 64GB RAM and 1TB flash drive for $8699 (reg. $9599)

15.4″ MacBook Pro Retina for $2699 (reg. $3299)

13.3″ MacBook Pro Retina for $1499 (reg. $1999)

13.3″ MacBook Air for $1249 (reg. $1849)


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…]

Premiere Pro CS6 Update Adds Retina Display Support & GPU Support for GT 650M in New Macbook Pros

Adobe has issued an update for Premiere Pro CS6.  Version 6.0.2 adds a number of features and bug fixes.  Notably, the update adds support for the Retina Display on the Macbook Pro with Retina.

Additionally, Premiere Pro now supports the new GT 650M graphics card that is found in the new Macbook Pro models.  Premiere Pro can use either OpenCL or CUDA for GPU processing on the GT 650M.

Premiere Pro CS6 also received Windows 8 certification with this update.

You can download the update from within Premiere Pro CS6 by choosing Help > Updates, or via the Adobe Application Manager.

[via Adobe Blogs]

15″ MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Core i7 Review

Apple’s latest batch of 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pros step up from the Core 2 Duo processors in favor of Intel’s Core i5 and i7 processors.  The new 15″ MacBook Pro is currently the only model available with an Intel Core i7 processor – and it is wicked fast.

Read the full review over at Tech Tilt: 15″ MacBook Pro 2.66GHz Core i7 Review