For the most part, all i do on computers is run Adobe creative suite and a few other graphics apps, surf the web, view media, and play games. (just World of Warcraft right now, but i might run more graphic intensive games when Steam is released). In Adobe Ps i periodically work with files in upwards of 1 GB. Im looking to buy a MBP. Im not sure which model will suffice. Im not too hot on dropping 1.7 K on a 15" i5 model. The 13" looks enticing, but its processors seem like quite a step down from the 15", 17" models. I'm a little sad to see a C2D rather than an i3 in the 13", but i understand there are underlying issues between NVIDIA and Intel that prevent this. However, there is a noteworthy step up from the previous gen 13". When it comes right down to it, i don't care about running a C2D as long as it will be enough for my computing needs. Furthermore, i could save a bit more $ and go with a previous gen 13" or 15" if they are powerful enough. Here are some of the options i'm looking at: (Previous gen. perhaps gen before last. not 100% sure) $1,349 Refurbished MacBook Pro 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 15.4-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 4GB memory 250GB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) SD card slot Built-in 7-hour battery NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics Illuminated keyboard (April 2010 model) $1,100 13-inch: 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB Memory 250GB hard drive1 SD card slot Built-in battery (10 hours)2 NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics Sorry for the lengthy post. Lastly, do you think it would be worth while to drop 300 $ to buy an Intel SSD to put into either of those two (more so for the 13" since its 1,100)? There is no TRIM support for OSX but a SSD @ 50% speed is still WAY faster than the highest RPM HD's and will give me a very snappy computer. Thanks Let me hear your opinion.