I have this early 2011 MBP, upgraded with an SSD 128 / 8GB ram. It is now slow. Maybe I need a reinstall but I never had to do that on Apple. What are your thoughts? The charging cable is working on and off. The light doesn't turn on. I have to blow in the connector of the cable and in the port of the MBP. "reminds me NES cartdrige" Then, I went to verify prices on the new mbp. Of course, I would take the magic bar option. Of course I won't stay at 128GB ssd. I would go 256/512. RAM? Well, 8GB is now what everything has, so I would upgrade to the 16GB. CPU? Upgrading to the 3.1 i5 instead of the 2.9 i5 is only over a 100. Does it Worth it? I don't know. Then you say, fine, I'll go with the i7 so I get the highest end new MBP with that little magic toolbar which I will never use... Look at the ports on the MBP... Where do I put my USB stick? my SD from DSLR? Then you purchase all these cables + the power extension (because it's useful on the sofa). Then you calculate taxes: 3800$ CDN! (but it's shipped at that price... at least)... Why/and what I use it for? the easyness of everything, app installs, removal, speed, stability, and... it's just nicer... I will stick to Apple even if I could get the same machine for 1500 with Windows... I will do photo editing with Aperture.. what? oh, well until Photos has a darker interface and the management is easier. Some Final cut pro videos (family videos) Were just chatting, Let's see your comments oh, do I keep my 2011? replace the SSD for 150$? replace the power adapter for 100$?