Okay, so I know I'm not the first one to post something like this, but I'm kind of stuck between the MB and the MBP (lower end). Roughly $1250 is my budget on the very high end. While I would prefer 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive (equiv on a PC in this range) I really would like to get my first mac. That leaves me with the 2GB of RAM (which I can upgrade) and either a 160GB hard drive or a 250GB hard drive. While the laptop will be used for general home use, I also do photography as a hobby. I can live with the 250GB hard drive however because I'll keep final product images on the machine and I'll use 1TB backup drives for the original RAW images. So here's the dilema: for $1,000 I can get a 250GB hard drive which matches my bare minimum need by getting the white MB. Great. Problem solved right? Well... for $200 more I can get an aluminum body, backlit keyboard, and an SD card slot. Of course if I do that I'll have to spend an extra $50 for the hard drive upgrade. So total cost is $250 more to get the same size hard drive as the white MB with a cooler body and keyboard. The SD card slot I really like since half the time I use SD cards and the other half I use compact flash cards. But I'm not sure it's worth $250 to get. Nor am I sure that aluminum and a backlit keyboard is worth $250. I've been living without them for a long time anyway - but I've always had the SD card slot. So I'm wavering. And I can always get a nice case for the white Macbook (white's not my favorite color) for $50 and still come out way cheaper. Buuuut the SD card slot... I don't like carrying around an external one. But is it worth $250???? Plus I know that there's updates coming to the MBP soon AND knowing my luck Steve and Co will add an SD slot to the white MB in its next update. So... thoughts?