Hey everyone I have a mac book pro from 2006, and it is the 15 inch older version with the silver keyboard. 1gb of ram 80 gb hard drive 2.16ghz cd2 cpu. I think its time for me to upgrade as I will be heading to university with in the year. I am thinking that I want the 15 inch mac book pro, but I want to be able to make modifications to the lap top. I am unaware of how long the current mac book batteries last for, as my lap top that I from 2006 only lasts for about 3 minutes with out being plugged in . Also the fact that my mac book pro only has 1gb of ram is also a I love the mac osx operating system and I will always always use a mac for my work/school needs....Pc for play . I have really been out of the loop as far as studying mac books and their mod history. So here it goes Is it possible to buy a 15inch mac book pro, and upgrade the ram my self... if so what is the ram cap of the 15 inch mac book pro? I want to put in an ssd probably one from intel as hopefully the SLC archetecture SSD's will be going down in price, I should be able to do this on a new mac book pro right? A battery that lasts 6-7 hours. and a nice shell case for it. I don't care how much the shell case is, one that does the job and protects the lap top and is as thin and seamless as possible. Is it possible to buy a mac book pro and make these modifications? The last time I checked it is impossible to overclock an apple cpu because of EIF? EFI? (thats okay my mac book is a stove top anyway) so I want to rely on solid SSD and a lots of ram.