It's time for a new box. I reckon it'll have to be a 15" MacBook Pro however can't decide what extras to get for now. After having a flick through one of the stickies in this forum, I think someone's suggestion of swapping the SuperDrive for an additional disk would be absolutely spiffing. My only thought is how awkward this may turn out to be. Is it a simple: unscrew drive, take out, unpackage disk and insert, or is there something more tricky to do (like buy an additional component, compatibility problems, 'quirks'). The next decision is what graphics card to acquire - the nice 512MB which is more than sufficient or the whopping 1GB. Considering I do absolutely no video editing (unless you count converting video formats; but that's entirely down to processing power), it seems silly to pay the extra premium. Unless of course I want the faster quad-core. Decisions, decisions. Aside from this I think it'll work out cheaper to do after-market upgrades such as RAM to 8GB and maybe swapping out the HDD for a SSD. Who knows. What do you think? Speed is important to me, I hate waiting; patience isn't my virtue. I run quite a few VMs and probably more likely to boot alternate operating systems in there than dual-booting. I do lots development and the standard office tools. And then, of course, there's the dilemma of: Buying now? Or waiting for the next sexually enticing Apple design?