Hi, I know there are lots of threads on similar topics, but I have quite a lot of separate questions, so I hope some of you might be able to help. I am looking to buy a MBP, specifically the 15 inch 2.2GHz (higher spec) one. As well as day-to-day internet surfing, word-processing, etc I will be using it to run Lightroom and am going to try to teach myself Final Cut Pro. I can also - luckily - get an education discount, if that's a factor in answering any of the below... Processor Ideally I would not pay the extra £200 for 2.3GHz, but I would consider it if it was going to make a huge difference to how well FCP runs. Any thoughts? Memory My instinct was to pay £160 to go to 8GBs of RAM. From my research, RAM makes a lot of difference to how well things run. My question is this: should I get Apple's RAM, or from somewhere else? I have heard Crucial are good - is that the cheapest / best RAM in the UK? And is it very easy to install? I'm not very good with that kind of thing... Hard drive This is what's confusing me most. I do have quite a lot of photos (RAW format) and have pretty much filled up by 500 GB hard drive. So my initial thought was the 750GB drive @5400rpm. However, I've discovered that can slow down programs. So: do I get the 500GB @ 7200rpm or is it worth getting the 128GB SSD? Would the SSD make a huge difference to the speed the laptop runs at? Obviously it would mean I'd have to get an external HD, which would probably not be that many rpm (as I'd be paying more for the SSD). I've also heard it's possible to get third-party SSDs - where's the best place in the UK and are they easy to install? As you can tell, confused! Any thought as to what the best option here is? Cost is a factor... Display I don't really like glossy displays, but have never seen the hi-res anti-glare one. Is it worth it for £120? Summary Any guidance on which the best configuaration is for running Final Cut and Lightroom on a 15 inch MBP would be much appreciated!