Hello all, I'm a new member and proud to be among you. I have decided to get a macbook pro 15" (because the 13 is too small and the 17 is too big). Been using a great Sony Vaio for 4 years now, and it still run very good, but the body is dying (keyboard, screen..etc), so I need to get the MBP asap. So, the problem is that I cannot decide between the two 15's, the i5 2.4 and th i7 2.6 (the i5 2.5 does not interest me at all). To help you with the discussion, I'm a film student, so I'll be doing a lot of video editing. Plus, I'm a photographer, so I'll be using Photoshop CS5 and adobe Lightroom 3 (which are running on my Vaio now) and Aperture. Apart from that, I'll be blogging, using internet, lots of music, watching movies, and running a few games on boot camp. I'm also considering to buy 2x4GB ram, instead of the 2x2GB that come with the 15". I might also be getting a 128GB SSD (later on). So which one do you suggest? The i5 with the extra 4GB of Ram and SSD, or the i7 with 4GB and HDD? Also, I know it's the same graphic card, but does the 512mb on the i7 deliver much more power than the i5? Money wise, the MBP is already too pricey for me, but strange enough the price difference between the i5 and i7 doesn't bother me that much. Finally, personally am leaning towards the i5 with 8GB Ram and SSD, but I'm all ready to hear your thoughts, you mac professionals Thanks a lot folks!