It has now been four years since Apple discontinued the 17" MacBook Pro. Unfortunately, Apple has made no sign of every releasing another 17" MacBook Pro. For me personally, my Late 2011 MacBook Pro 17" has so many compelling features that still makes it feels modern: SATA 3.0 (for SSD upgrade), upgradable RAM (up to 16 GB) and quad-core. The only thing it lacks is USB 3.0 (Thunderbolt to USB 3.0 adapter available). Of cause, the GPU is an achilles heel to the ever-present danger. I am sure that many of you, like me, are trying to hang on to your 17" MBP for as long as you can, but what are your plans going forward?