I know there's a ton of threads on 2GB vs 4GB and which MBP to get, so if there's one out there I missed while searching with this specific issue, feel free to mock me and point me to it I've got a MBP I'm about to sell, and trying to decide how to use my money for the new machine. In a nutshell, I've got a 2.16ghz C2D and I've got it maxed out on RAM (4GB, with it reading 3.3). I run Adobe CS2, which is a RAM hog, and slows everything down, especially since I tend to run a lot of programs at once. When I'm working, I'm usually running at a minimum, Mail, Photoshop, GoLive, NeoOffice, Safari, iTunes, iCal, and my Billing software. Photoshop and GoLive crash several times a week because of RAM. I'm heading back to school and a job where I will need Flash, too (at the very least...which I don't have a copy of, since I've got CS2 and not Studio MX). I've run out of trials, too. Basically, to make this machine viable (since it's also got a busted optical drive), I'd need to invest $100 for a SuperDrive (to install software, which I need to before school), $130 for Leopard, $499 for CS3, and to top it all off, CS3 may be obsolete in 6 weeks. My solution, then is to get a new MPB. My plan is to buy the new machine, install the 4GB of RAM, and download trial software for CS3 and run that until CS4 comes out. If I have to wait longer, I'll install CS2 in the interim. My dilemma is choosing between a the 2.4 and the 2.5: 1) I buy the 2.5 and run the trial software, but there's a possibility since I'm using the money for the extra laptop, I'd have to wait 6 months or so and run CS2 for awhile. How's that going to run on the machine? I'm hoping a lot better than what I have now... 2) I buy the 2.4 and purchase CS3 if it takes more than 6 months for CS4 to come out. Again, would CS2 be OK (a big improvement) from where I am now? I'm leaning towards the 2.5, just because I'd like to try and keep this machine for awhile if I can... Thanks guys!