Apple is still selling this model and I know it will go away soon. It would be more cost effective to get the features I want to keep as I really want to be able to keep all the apps I have, loads of music in iTunes and iPhoto stuff, etc. Right now I have over 550 GB used on my current MacBook Pro with about 200 GB. Plus the new drives aren't that big and are VERY expensive. Also, wouldn't have to purchase extras like a DVD drive. I don't know if it has a card slot or what ports it has as it's not listed on their site. Should I wait to see if the flash drives will come down in price with new versions coming out? I think they will most likely still be quite expensive.