I have a 2011 Mbp that just took a dump presumably with the gpu failure. Was in the middle of exporting pictures while hooked up to my external monitor, and the computer and monitor went black, restarted, had lines on the screen....and won't fully restart now....keeps restarting over and over. I'm 3 months out of Apple care warranty. From what I understand, this will require a $700 logic board repair that essentially will make the computer a ticking bomb with the same fault. So, I'm curious what others would do in this scenario? I am a photographer, so I've been wanting to upgrade to a retina mbp at some point.....should I bite the bullet and fix the logic board and then upgrade all at the same time??? I need a computer with enough power to comfortably run photoshop, Lightroom, etc, and deal with large Raw files. I do most of my storage on external hard drives, but I'd like to have an SSD now as well for the increased loading speeds. Are the newest MacBook pro retinas good values? Do they have any known flaws, or desired configurations that are best for the money? Also, is their memory upgradable? Thanks for any advice!!