Okay I have a CTO (Maxed out) Early 2009 17" MBP unibody that I got for around $3299 I believe at the time, here are the specs: Core 2 Duo 2.93GHz 17-Inch (Unibody - Early 2009) 1920x1200 Resolution 320 GB 5400 RPM HDD 4GB RAM NVIDIA GEFORCE 9600M/9400M RAM AirPort Extreme (802.11a/b/g/n) Bluetooth 2.1+EDR Gigabit Ethernet three USB 2.0 ports one Firewire "800" port optical digital/analog audio in/out Mini DisplayPort I was deciding on giving it to my friend whose currently in college, or selling the 17" MBP, use that money to buy a new 13" MBA baseline model ($999) and give him that instead. But not sure which one would be faster overall and better? He will be using it for graphic design work, adobe cc like photoshop, indesign, illustrator, some web work, writing reports, surf web, email, chat, etc. Question is will the 128GB SSD on the new MBA be enough space for Adobe CC, MS Office, and storing his iTunes library with enough left over for the system to breath? I'm assuming he will have around 50-70GB free after everything is installed. Need some advice on what to do? Give him the 17" MBP or sell it, get a new MBA and give that to him instead? Not even sure how much I can sell my 17" MBP for.