I've been patiently waiting for this day to convert to Macislam since my old HP laptop passed away in December (RIP). I do heavy photo editing and heavy video editing (http://www.pureaddict.com) and plan to use this laptop as my next workhorse. I see myself doing both quick and time consuming edits on the go, but I'm not using this computer for videogames. Up until today I was set on getting the new 15", but I'm hoping the 13" dual-core i7 will suffice since I'm always on the go and I plan to just hook up my 13" to an LCD monitor when I work on my projects at home. My plan is to purchase the base version of the higher end 13" MBP today at the store and upgrade the ram to 8GB by myself. Questions: 1) Do you think the higher end dual-core i7 13" @ 8GB will suffice for my needs? Photoshop CS4-CS5 Adobe Premiere CS5 Adobe After Effects CS5 and most likely will be trying out Final Cut Pro since I'm now able to 2) I remember hearing some speculation on Apple changing the screws and since I plan to upgrade the RAM by myself, will this be a problem for the 2011 models? 3) Any suggestions on brands of RAM to upgrade to? I did some quick research and found this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001MX5YWI My old HP (http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/hp-dv4-1125nr/4505-3121_7-33309968.html) did a TON of editing both photo and video. Though at snails pace at times, it still did it. So at this point I feel that almost ANYTHING can be consider an upgrade to me.