I'm buying a MacBook Pro soon for college (Iowa State University) for Mechanical Engineering. I want a SSD very much for all its advantages, but the cost sucks. So I would sooner opt for the 128 than the 256 (currently offered as a BTO) from Apple. Now, based on all my research, with SSD's you either get a really good one at a painful price, or a mediocre one for what is still a pretty penny compared to HDD's. So my question: is 128GB too small for a daily use computer for a student? I will obviously type papers on it (how much space do 75 text doc's take?) have my personal collection of images stored on it, and my soon to be iTunes library of 20GB worth of music on it. 1. What advice can you give me on this? Is the Apple-offered 128GB SSD a good quality piece? 2. If so, is it enough space for the required use? 3. If not, how long could the expected/anticipated wait be for SSD's to come down in price, next summer's back-to-school time? FWIW - The computer I'm typing on now is an Acer 1515 or something, and if I click My Computer it shows I've used 40GB of 70GB (rounded), although this thing doesn't have jack crap on it..... Help a confused and worried lad?