Overall I'm pretty impressed. I didn't bother going with the stock SSD option, instead I opted for an aftermarked pick. I ended up ordered a OCZ Core Series SSD. These drives for whatever reason on the forums get a lot of flak, but more of the reviews of them are pretty solid. Got everything loaded on there, Office, my iTunes music, etc. and it flies. I can go from off to Safari opened in about 20 seconds or so. Not much of a change in battery life, but the laptop doesn't heat up now...at all. It runs cool as heck. Kind of an unprofessional review, but if you were considering going with a SSD, the OCZ drives are reasonably priced for the capacity.