Hi, I got my boss to say okay to invest in a new Apple laptop. It'll be used to produce advertising materials for our company (printed ad and TV commercial). This will be our first Apple computer company-wide. All of our computers are Windows. I've using my personal iMac to make ads, but it's time for the company to invest in the right tool. My question is, which MBP should I buy? I'm thinking either the late 2011 MBP 15" base model (2.2Ghz Sandy Bridge, 4GB ram, 500GB HD, AMD 6750 GPU) for $1499, or the current base model 15" MBP (2.3Ghz Ivy Bridge, same amount of ram and HD, nVidia 650m) for $1709. I plan to upgrade the ram myself. Is it worth paying $200 premium to get Ivy Bridge and I assume better GPU? Is 512MB of vRam sufficient these days? Because I can get the top of the line late 2011 MBP for $1799 instead, which has 1GB of vRam, AMD 6770 GPU but that's the most I want to spend. I don't want to burn a hole in his wallet I use Illustrator CS5.5 (maybe upgrading to CS6 soon) for the printed ad, and Final Cut Pro X for the TV commercial. Which machine would be a better choice? The reason I want to get a MBP instead of an iMac so that we have more flexibility. Whoever that'll be working in the ad for that week can take it home and work on it. You can't really do that with a desktop. Thank you for your help.