At first I was going to buy someone else's 15" MBP from this forum for about 1900. (2.53GHz). But recently, I made a long winding decision to tap into my savings, and since bought of my parents found jobs within the month and don't need me to "provide". Funny thing is I'm 15, and at one point, I was the only one in the house "with money left". After being drained of nearly 7K of life savings, I decided to treat myself. Times are getting better and my parents will soon be really productive as they once were.... Well, now I'm done with my rant... Yup, it's expensive, but I just bought (within the hour) a 17" Macbook Pro. 2.93GHz. I also selected for Final Cut Pro and Aperture to be preloaded. In addition to this, I bought this on newegg: (64gb ssd. Didn't need anything too fancy, since most of my stuff is going to be on an external drive) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820609332 Since it's relatively inexpensive, I'm getting 8gb of ram.. I need a case... Although I do have a question, will I be able to port FCP, Ature, and preloaded apps to the SSD? ----------------------------------- Going to be a director some day, why not live the act.