MacBook Pro Upgrade 2011
Upgrading MacBook Pro to the latest 2011 model. I need this to be fast enough for running Photoshop on large Projects. Also needs to drive a 30" monitor.
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    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Apple - MacBook Pro - The new MacBook Pro. Huge leaps in performance.
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 04:37 PM
    Apple page

    Here's Apple's Main page about the New MBP 2X faster Processing and 3X faster Graphics 12X faster connections via Thunderbolt

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  New MacBook Pro speed tests Review | Laptops | From the Lab - Page 1 | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:26 PM
    Speed tests for 2011

    Old Macbook Pro was 99 so this one is 2X faster on the Processor.

    Macworld Lab tested all six of the new MacBook Pros, and the result show modest gains over the previous models.

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  MacBook Pro (Early 2008 and Late 2008) - Technical Specifications
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:37 PM
    Speed tests on Old Macbook Pro 2008

    For Reference here's the tests on the Old machine

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results Review | Laptops | From the Lab | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:46 PM
    Graphics Speed

    81 FPS (frams per second) on the new i7 17". --Old MBP was 33 frames

    Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results Review | Laptops | From the Lab | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:48 PM
    Photoshop

    New 95 Vs old 57. Photoshop actions are 1.66X faster

    Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results Review | Laptops | From the Lab | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:51 PM
    BenchMarks

    CPU Cinebench is 3.73X faster than old machine. Multitasking is 2.92X faster.

    Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  cnet.com
    page title:  Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 Review - Watch CNET's Video Review
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 06:51 PM
    CNET Review

    Despite retaining the same price and look as last year's model, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU updates and fantastic battery life make it one of

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macconnection.com
    page title:   Mac Connection - Detail
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 09:52 AM
    Macbook 17" !

    Apple MacBook Pro 17” 2.2GHz Core i7 4GB 750GB Intel Graphics + Radeon HD 6750M 1GB

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 09:57 AM
    MacBook Pro 17"

    2.2 Ghz, 4GB, 500GB HD for Reference

    Configure

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 09:59 AM
    Apple Care -$349

    Essential for MacBooks. ESPECIALLY since the batery is now integrated. You will likely cover this when your battery needs replacing.

    Configure

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 10:01 AM
    Macbook built for Speed $2949

    2.3Ghz, 8Gb Ram, 500GB 7200RPM

    Configure

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macmall.com
    page title:  MacMall | Apple 17" MacBook Pro quad-core Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M, SuperDrive, Thunderbolt port, Aluminum unibody, Glossy Widescreen Display MC725LL/A
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 10:05 AM
    MacMall - $2366

    i7, 2.2Ghz, 4GB Ram, 750GB HD 5000rpm

    Apple 17" MacBook Pro quad-core Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M, SuperDrive, Thunderbolt port, Aluminum unibody, Glossy Widescreen Display MC725LL/A for $2366.25 at macmall.com. Systems - Ma

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  July 1, 2011, 05:50 PM
    Macbook Pro 15"

    Total price on this page, plus the dongle I need to run my 30" monitor. Don't forget the Apple care. My last Macbook got a new mother board and a superdrive because of that.

    Update - Unfortunately my old Macbook Pro died 3 month out of warranty. :-(

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macmall.com
    page title:  MacMall.com - MacBook Pro
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  July 1, 2011, 06:09 PM
    Macbook 15" 8GB Ram - $2,677

    Add on another $349 for Apple care. Which you should ALWAYS buy. Total Price - $3,026

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  October 27, 2011, 03:32 PM
    Macbook Speed tests - updated

    These are the updated tests for Lion using the MacWorld Speed test 7

    Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworldâ??s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, weâ??ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increase

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  cnet.com
    page title:  Apple Thunderbolt Display Review - Watch CNET's Video Review
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  October 28, 2011, 09:05 AM
    Thunderbolt Display

    2560 X 1440 size

    The Apple Thunderbolt Display is an incredible-performing and beautiful-looking monitor with a superfast connection, and we recommend it if you own a Thunderbol

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  cnet.com
    page title:  Apple Thunderbolt Display Review - Watch CNET's Video Review
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  October 28, 2011, 09:07 AM
    Thunderbolt Display

    2560 X 1440 size

    The Apple Thunderbolt Display is an incredible-performing and beautiful-looking monitor with a superfast connection, and we recommend it if you own a Thunderbol

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  cnet.com
    page title:  Apple Thunderbolt Display Review - Watch CNET's Video Review
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  October 28, 2011, 09:07 AM
    Thunderbolt Display

    2560 X 1440 size

    The Apple Thunderbolt Display is an incredible-performing and beautiful-looking monitor with a superfast connection, and we recommend it if you own a Thunderbol

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    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  Macworld's new Speedmark 7 benchmark suite | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  October 27, 2011, 03:32 PM
    Macbook Speed tests - updated

    These are the updated tests for Lion using the MacWorld Speed test 7

    Now that the Mac OS has entered the Lion era, its time to bring Macworldâ??s overall system performance test suite, Speedmark, up to date. With this latest version, Speedmark 7, weâ??ve updated all of the applications to their current versions, increase

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results Review | Laptops | From the Lab | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:51 PM
    BenchMarks

    CPU Cinebench is 3.73X faster than old machine. Multitasking is 2.92X faster.

    Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  New MacBook Pro speed tests Review | Laptops | From the Lab - Page 1 | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:26 PM
    Speed tests for 2011

    Old Macbook Pro was 99 so this one is 2X faster on the Processor.

    Macworld Lab tested all six of the new MacBook Pros, and the result show modest gains over the previous models.

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  MacBook Pro (Early 2008 and Late 2008) - Technical Specifications
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:37 PM
    Speed tests on Old Macbook Pro 2008

    For Reference here's the tests on the Old machine

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    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macworld.com
    page title:  Lab report: 2011 MacBook Pro benchmark results Review | Laptops | From the Lab | Macworld
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:46 PM
    Graphics Speed

    81 FPS (frams per second) on the new i7 17". --Old MBP was 33 frames

    Macworld Lab has all five standard configurations of the new 2011 MacBook Pro, and the benchmark results are in -- and they’re impressive, with Speedmark scores between 13 and 53 percent faster than the systems they replace. Lab Director James Galbraith

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  MacBook Pro (Early 2008 and Late 2008) - Technical Specifications
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 05:37 PM
    Speed tests on Old Macbook Pro 2008

    For Reference here's the tests on the Old machine

Pinboard
    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  cnet.com
    page title:  Apple Thunderbolt Display Review - Watch CNET's Video Review
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  October 28, 2011, 09:05 AM
    Thunderbolt Display

    2560 X 1440 size

    The Apple Thunderbolt Display is an incredible-performing and beautiful-looking monitor with a superfast connection, and we recommend it if you own a Thunderbol

Pinboard
    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Apple - MacBook Pro - The new MacBook Pro. Huge leaps in performance.
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 04:37 PM
    Apple page

    Here's Apple's Main page about the New MBP 2X faster Processing and 3X faster Graphics 12X faster connections via Thunderbolt

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  cnet.com
    page title:  Apple MacBook Pro Winter 2011 Review - Watch CNET's Video Review
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 23, 2011, 06:51 PM
    CNET Review

    Despite retaining the same price and look as last year's model, the new 13-inch MacBook Pro's significant CPU updates and fantastic battery life make it one of

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Bought the 15" Macbook Pro with 8GB Ram

AND THAT'S WHY YOU USE COKNOWN!
When my Mac died suddenly. The motherboard fried. I found myself without a computer and going into withdrawl symptoms.

When I went to the Apple Store I pulled up this CoKnown Project Page. And guess what? I had better and more complete information than my sales person. She was very impressed. She is also now a CoKnown user.

I knew what Prices were. I knew what I needed. And with a business account it ended up being cheaper than MacMall. So I didn't hesitate, and I'm back to work a couple days later.


    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  July 1, 2011, 05:50 PM
    Macbook Pro 15"

    Total price on this page, plus the dongle I need to run my 30" monitor. Don't forget the Apple care. My last Macbook got a new mother board and a superdrive because of that.

    Update - Unfortunately my old Macbook Pro died 3 month out of warranty. :-(

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 09:59 AM
    Apple Care -$349

    Essential for MacBooks. ESPECIALLY since the batery is now integrated. You will likely cover this when your battery needs replacing.

    Configure

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macmall.com
    page title:  MacMall.com - MacBook Pro
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  July 1, 2011, 06:09 PM
    Macbook 15" 8GB Ram - $2,677

    Add on another $349 for Apple care. Which you should ALWAYS buy. Total Price - $3,026

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  apple.com
    page title:  Configure - Apple Store (U.S.)
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 10:01 AM
    Macbook built for Speed $2949

    2.3Ghz, 8Gb Ram, 500GB 7200RPM

    Configure

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macconnection.com
    page title:   Mac Connection - Detail
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 09:52 AM
    Macbook 17" !

    Apple MacBook Pro 17” 2.2GHz Core i7 4GB 750GB Intel Graphics + Radeon HD 6750M 1GB

    Information SmartMark:
    Shows Information found on the Internet
    site name:  macmall.com
    page title:  MacMall | Apple 17" MacBook Pro quad-core Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M, SuperDrive, Thunderbolt port, Aluminum unibody, Glossy Widescreen Display MC725LL/A
    added by:  Eric May
    added on:  April 25, 2011, 10:05 AM
    MacMall - $2366

    i7, 2.2Ghz, 4GB Ram, 750GB HD 5000rpm

    Apple 17" MacBook Pro quad-core Intel Core i7 2.2GHz, 4GB RAM, 750GB Hard Drive, Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 6750M, SuperDrive, Thunderbolt port, Aluminum unibody, Glossy Widescreen Display MC725LL/A for $2366.25 at macmall.com. Systems - Ma