Hello all, I've been reading through massive amounts of posts on this website, and I still can't decide which would be the better option for me. A 2.4 i5 with a 128gb ssd is about the same price as the 2.66 i7 with the stock drive (with student discounts). I'm wondering which I would see a greater performance boost in. I'm going to be a student next year, and foresee using the notebook for word processing, presentations, music, garage band, imovie, iphoto.. Probably no games, and probably nothing like photoshop. Going with the lower powered processor, will I see greater battery life and less heat issues as well? The only thing I'm worried about is having less drive space, but as of now I should only have about 40 gb of music/pictues/vids that I want on it. Is the 2.4 too slow a processor? One more issue I've been looking into is the degradation of ssd's over time. I've seen some drives have special software or something that fix that, something like TRIM I think? Do these ssd's implement that? One final question if anyone knows, how much space will OSX, and Windows 7 in addition take up in drive space?