I have been a PC user all my life and besides one 4th generation nano I have never really owned an Apple product. I figured now would be a good time since my good ole faithful desktop of 10+ years has finally decided to shut down at irregular times right as I'm about to move into a dorm room. I have a ton of options that I'm looking into right now but my favorite is the discontinued 17" MBP. But before I risk spending 2 grand on a refurbished piece what's the upgrade ability on one? Can I eventually update the HDD to SSD? That might make all the difference between whether I purchase the 17" or a rMBP. I double checked a lot of the specs and upgrades I want on the rMBP and price wise the 17" will be a lot cheaper pre upgrade. But I want to use the 17" and wait to see if the price on SSD's drop anytime in the next year or two before I upgrade.