A friend came to me who found a 15 inch MacBook Pro mid 2009 for only 150 pounds. Specs were as follows: 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo 4GB RAM Nvidia GeForce 9400m w/ 256MB VRAM. First of all, does this model have the dual GPUs? Next, what do you think of it on a value front? He would be upgrading to an SSD if he were to get it, and maybe even dual SSDs using the Suoerdrive bay and RAID 0 them. I think you'd all agree that this would be enough for day to day tasks and as a secondary machine to his iMac? Was there any failures on those models that he should look out for?