Hello everyone!! I'm very new to this and would really love some help. Currently, I own a Macbook Pro 2010 model and would like to upgrade it to make it faster. Right now, it's pretty slow. Start up time is ridiculous. Running various programs such as websites and word doc is also ridiculous. I have a 500gb drive, which I only used 70g. I don't even know why I opted for the bigger drive when I purchased it! LOL I'm not sure why it's getting so slow. I don't game. I only use it for web surfing, Microsoft office, and storing pictures. What should I do in order to make it fast? I've been reading numerous threads and people suggest opting for the SSD and increase in ram? If so, which ones? I would prolly only get 128gb and am only willing to pay a bit. Reason being is I am planning on purchasing the Macbook Air once a new release is made. There are rumours that a new one might unveil next month. So I will wait. But in the meantime, I'd like to get this Macbook super fast cuz I am probably going to keep this for those times when I need a CD drive. Here are the specs of my MBP: Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 4 GB 1067 MHz DDR3 Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB Serial Number W80394BTATP Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7 (11A511) Hardware Overview: Model Name: MacBook Pro Model Identifier: MacBookPro7,1 Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo Processor Speed: 2.4 GHz Number of Processors: 1 Total Number of Cores: 2 L2 Cache: 3 MB Memory: 4 GB Bus Speed: 1.07 GHz Boot ROM Version: MBP71.0039.B0B SMC Version (system): 1.62f7 Serial Number (system): W80394BTATP Hardware UUID: 9C9075C1-9529-5ACC-8842-FA42AD6023EB Sudden Motion Sensor: State: Enabled Thank you so much for your help and advice!!! ---------- In addition, why is my MBP so slow? Could it be because I I haven't updated the operating system to the current one?