Hi, Just canvassing some opinions here... I have a late 2008 Aluminium MacBook (5,1). It has a 5,400rpm 750GB HDD (that I installed myself) which has 600GB of data on it (so just about keeping to the magic 20% free space). 4GB RAM. 2.4GHz processor. The HDD is slow and I get the spinning beachball of death quite a lot. Some apps (esp MS Office apps) are painfully slow to boot. And I need more space. I travel a lot and don't really want data spread over external drives (although I do double back-up my HDD to external drives). So two options for me: 1 Swap out the 750GB HDD for a Crucial 960GB SSD (£430 in the UK) and upgrade the RAM to 8GB (£75). The battery is on its last legs too so that's another £110. Total to upgrade = £615. 2 Wait for new MacBook Pros to be released (hopefully this year?) and buy a brand-new laptop. Cost = £1,200 approx. What would you go for? I *can* afford a new laptop - but then again, even that would not come with a 960GB SSD as standard. Can you even upgrade the drives in the new MacBook Pros yourself?? If I went down the upgrade-my-existing-MacBook route, should I just upgrade the SSD and not the RAM? Although installing a SSD in my current laptop should give me a significant performance boost, I'm just concerned that I'd be throwing good money after bad, considering that I wouldn't be upgrading the processor plus parts like the logic board etc would still be 5+ years old and more liable to failure. Cheers for any opinions.