I assume yes based on my needs and purpose. I have a Mid-2009 MBP, Core 2 Duo 2.26 with 4 GB Memory. Although I might need to change my hard drive again (maybe I messed it up due to moving around, etc) and definitely the battery (I'm at 1,600 cycle.. actually, I NEED my charger). It's still at 10.5.8, but will have it at Lion fully updated in the next week or so. Any reason why I should consider getting a newer one? I usually just watch movies on it, obviously email/facebook, read books, etc. I use Lightroom, and will probably upgrade to the latest Lightroom and Photoshop soon. I don't use it extensively, maybe here and there, like once a month or something. Will definitely need to use it for school again soon.