Your 2010 or 2011 era MacBook Pro is an excellent candidate for a solid state drive (SSD). Does your laptop seem as if it has slowed down over the years? It probably has, due to operating system upgrades. Solid state drives are incredibly fast because they don’t rely on moving parts. Nearly all new Macs come with SSDs pre-installed. Put one in your laptop and you’ll be amazed at how much faster your computer will be—quicker than new! Ask about our specials on 256GB and 512GB SSDs installed with data transfer.
We sell reconditioned Macs. Among the cream of the crop is one of the last tower Mac Pros. This model sold for $2499 from 2010 to 2012. We increased the RAM, added a huge 2TB drive as additional storage (it holds up to four drives), and cut the price by half. Selling price is $1250. Compare this with a new Mac Pro starting at about 3K.
The new Mac Mini is finally here, the first revision since late 2012. The Firewire connection has been replaced with a second Thunderbolt port (but can be resurrected with an adapter). Faster processor and graphics are available on the mid and high end models. The Mini Server is no longer an option, although the server software can be purchased through the App Store.
The $499 mini is lean and only includes 4GB of RAM that is not upgradeable. Consider getting at least 8GB and starting at the mid-range $699 model for a bit more muscle.
G-Technology just introduced the G-Speed and G-RAID Studio line. These are Thunderbolt 2 storage solutions perfect for your new Mac Pro. Come see one of these beauties in action at MacLab and get one for yourself. If you’re going to have a black cylinder on our desk, why not have matching fast storage? This is an all-around professional solution with enterprise level drives included. MacLab is a G-Technology Premier Partner Pro.
If the cost of upgrading your Mac seems prohibitive or you’d just like to buy new, feel free to ask for a price quote on the trade-in value. We especially like to get laptops that are just out of Applecare warranty. With Apple releasing new Macs several times per year, old models lose value quickly. This is also a good way to wipe the data from your old computer since we erase or replace the hard drive. We’ll give you 10-90% more towards a new purchase than Apple’s trade-in program if your Mac is accepted.
Designers take heed. This is really the end of the line for the Adobe promotional deal for Creative Cloud for Teams. The end of May is the deadline and it’s not expected to be renewed. Get Creative Cloud Complete for Teams for $39.99 month and renew for the same rate for up to two years.
If you have Adobe CS3 through CS6 you’re eligiable. The rate is expected to go up significantly June 1.
Contact us for details, a price quote, or to sign up. We can also co-ordinate the installation.