I've opportunity to buy a new MBP [at a 25% discount - thanks ], and as an avid amateur photographer, with high interest also in music (recording, etc.), along with some other graphics and video work, my ~4 yo MB is not able to keep up... (neither is my ~4 yo iMac, but that will be upgraded later this year - have two boys and a lady that also use these, oldest boy will be freshman in college in couple weeks, youngest starting 7th grade). So, plan is to 'give' the MB to the youngest boy, and then the MBP would be mine, letting oldest boy and lady draw straws over use of the current iMac... and the following are the specs am currently considering: 15-inch: 2.2 GHz 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 4GB 1333MHz 256GB Solid State Drive MacBook Pro 15-inch Hi-Res Antiglare Widescreen Display Intel HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5 Built-in battery First question - thoughts on SSD vs. the other "standard" offerings? All my dig images, etc. are on external HD's, with FW400 and 800 capabilities. There are advantages of SSD [no moving parts, longer life, etc.], but at a cost of higher price + lower size,,, for digital photography (using Lightroom & Photoshop), and other uses mentioned above, is the SSD route 'better', long-term? Secondly - thoughts on the hi-res anti-glare screen,,, main use would be in my office, no direct sunlight, just ambient light from couple windows. This type of display is best (accuracy, etc.) for photo rendering, right? Any other thoughts / comments / suggestions are welcome. Thanks.