Hey guys, So I've decided I'm going for the 2.53 ghz i5 (only $60 more expensive than 2.4 i5 with student discount). I'm not a heavy graphic designer or anything so I don't think the extra $150 warrants an upgrade to the i7. Also, I'm not going for high resolution because honestly, I know I can get used to the smaller text, that's not that big of a deal. But I know I don't need it and it can cause eye strain if I'm typing long papers for a long time. The 1440 X 900 is fine, I feel. I also have an external monitor so if I need more space, I should be ok with that. Specs: 15" MBP 2.53 ghz i5 500 gb @ 7200 rpm 4 gb ram I also plan on getting and installing an SSD (probably an Intel) by the end of the year, hopefully there will be sales or the prices will have gone down a little. Questions, Comments, Concerns? Please post your thoughts. Will I be ok with this configuration? I do programming, write lots of papers, surf the internet, watch lots of HD movies, play some occasional games, would like to learn photoshop, dreamweaver, and illustrator maybe. That's about it. Thanks guys.