Ok. You guys are gonna think I am a total technophobe. It's not true, really I'm just lazy and complacent. But, my 2007 2.2GHz 15.4" MBP is... stock! Ugh. Only 2 gigs ram, a teeny 160 gig internal, dead battery, and perhaps most shamefully, OS10.4.... still. Don't get me wrong, it still runs great and gets me through my daily work. But the hard drive is continuously full and needing purging. The lack of ram occasionally shows up when I have 5+ apps running. And the old OS is getting pretty painful. So, help me out! I have been researching upgrades, but there is a lot to sift through. Please keep in mind I am on a budget. For real. Looking at: - A 500 gig 7400rpm internal HD. Are there any affordable SSDs yet? Alternatives? - 4 gig ram, max her out. Cruicial.com is an easy way to go, yeah? - And an OS upgrade. I see 10.6.3 is current. Any reason to wait? I probably also want the new iLife to re-fresh my daily apps.. so I'm looking at the "box set", yeah? I am looking to do the R & R work myself (again, on a budget). Anything to fear? This how-to seems pretty thorough: http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2119530,00.asp I would love to hear recommendations. I know I can get this beast back to running sweet. Thanks in advance!