I was able to purchase a new base 2012 13" with 128GB for only $999 from Best Buy. Well they have the 256GB model now for $1324 (75 off + 100 with student discount). I mostly just edit photos and videos via Aperture and Final Cut Pro. I am currently storing my 80GB iPhoto library on my network drive. Now would it be wise to spend an additional $325+ just to upgrade to a 256GB SSD? One advantage maybe is that I may be receiving a Samsung SSD. Also a BTO 8GB is of ram is out of the question since I wouldn't be able to avail a similar discount as Bestbuy's.