Here's the thing: I currently have a white MacBook, which I bought in May 2008. It's the MacBook from my signature below. It has a Core 2 Duo T8300 2.4 GHz processor (Penryn), 2 GB RAM DDR2 667 MHz, a 160 GB HD. And, yes, after all these years, and running Mac OS X Lion, it's painfully slow. I will eventually buy a new laptop, but I want to wait for Haswell models with IGZO displays, or something similar. I am not interested in buying a laptop right now, as I am pretty sure these new technologies are going to cause a non-negligible impact. Due to these reasons, I am thinking of upgrading my MacBook tomorrow, by putting (i) 4 GB RAM; and (ii) a 128 GB SSD. I guess the two biggest bottlenecks are RAM and HD, as the processor is at least 60-80% idle for most of the time (so my guess is that the processor can still handle the tasks I demand, but I may be wrong). My main usage is Internet browsing and office. I don't play games on my Mac. My question is: Is it worth it? Will the laptop still be painfully slow, considering it has a Core 2 Duo processor and DDR2 RAM?