Now that the MBPs have been refreshed, looking to order one in the next few hours. Question is which options should I take?? I'm definitely going for the : 17" i7 processor 4GB RAM Hi Res Glossy Screen However, bit stuck on the HD version. The 512 SSD is out of my budget, so have a choice between the 256GB SSD and the 500GB 7200rpm HDD. The machine will mainly be used for photo organisation (iPhoto) and ameture home video editing (iMovie) and possible making them into DVDs (iDVD). Apart from that, the machine will be used for general surfing, emailing, and some other apps such as Photoshop CS4/5 (but limited use), DreamWeaver, Office/iWork and maybe iPhone development. idea is to use an external USB drive to hold the converted AIC formatted videos, edit them in iMovie, then output to best res onto same external HD. The converted vids will be deleted along with the iMovie projects and the final edited vid will be stored on Win 7 PC for use with Media Center. Do you think the external USB drive would be good enough? or would external fireWire be better? or should both converted and final version vids reside on internal HD whilst being worked on. If external is good I'd probably then go for the SSD as I wouldn't need the large capacity, else I go for the largest standard HD. Also, 4GB ok or would I need 8GB. I'm thinking 4GB should be adequate. Thanks for your help people!