Hi Everyone, I'm new to the forums but have been mulling over a purchase and wanted some advice. I am heading to law school in the fall, and was planning on getting a new laptop. Was originally thinking of a Lenovo Thinkpad, but might go with a MBP instead. Been looking into deals on the MBP and saw the Microcenter deal at 999 for the 13" i5. I also have a friend who typically gets 20% off apple products, so I could get the i7 for 1199. Is the difference really worth $200? I plan on using it for internet and office. MAYBE bootcamp or Parallels so I can run OneNote. Should I be waiting for the ipod deal? Do other stores (ie Microcenter) typically get the back to school Ipod deals, or if you bring that deal into the macstore, will they price match and give me the ipod as well? If I went with my friend and the i7, I dont think I could get an Ipod on top. Was also thinking of upgrading RAM to 8gb through Newegg. Is this easy to do? Does it void the warranty? If the MBP comes with 2gb x2, could I just get one 6gb stick and add it to the preexisting 2gb stick, or should i buy 4gb x2? Do brands matter for RAM? Lastly - was thinking of upgrading to SSD, again, doing it myself. Only if it's that much better. So taking out the DVD drive (making it a superdrive) and installing SSD in the bay, and moving the HDD to the optical drive. THen using SSD to boot OS and Programs and HDD to save things. Does this sound right? Just did a quick cursory glance about it online. I asssume this def voids the warranty, right? Since I'd be completely opening up the MBP. Anyways, sorry for the barrage of questions. Any insight would be much appreciated.