The computer will be used to run Adobe CS Suite, Final Cut pro, Logic, Cinema 4D and a host of other high performance, demanding professional applications. They both have pros and cons, the late 2011 has a better GPU and slightly faster CPU plus more RAM. But the early 2011 model has the SSD. I know SSD affects boot times and makes the computer feel snappier, but I am more concerned with the overall experience. Please help. Im pulling my hair out. They are both the same price. System 1 EARLY 2011 $1,500.00 : 2.3 GHz Quad i7 Anti-glare screen 12GB RAM 512GB SSD 6750m 1gb GPU System 2 LATE 2011 $1,500.00: 2.4 GHz Quad i7 Glossy screen 16GB RAM 750gb 7200rpm 6770m (better) 1gb GPU Also, im reading all these threads about how its possible to modify the system profiler so it shows different specs. Is this for real? How can I check to make sure the specs listed are legit?