Alrighty. I hope this doesn't sound totally stupid. But help me figure this out, and I will be forever grateful. I'm finally purchasing my 17'' MacBook Pro today, however, I am stuck on something. The configuration desired: 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB spinning @ 7200 rpm, Antiglare display. Almost every upgrade but the SSD, which I'll swap in a 512 once they release it for a decent price. Don't worry about the RAM markup, please. I have worked my a** off for this, and I will also get my education discount. I am trying to build the ideal traveling post production studio. I move around a lot... almost too much. Most of my work is done on laptops. I can work pretty well on them. But do you think I'll notice a big difference in Final Cut Studio (latest release) with the RAM upgraded from 4 to 8? I could really use your advice MacRumor forum readers and contributors. Much thanks!