Ok, so I keep hearing people say "apple tax" and "buy an after market, its cheaper". So I some math and its not adding up. The mid-level MBP 15" is $2,000 with a stock 5400 HD @ 320 GB. Upgrade that to 128 GB SSD by Apple for $300 for a total of $2300. Now, an Intel x25 is about $500 so, that would make it $2500 or $200 more. Now, 160GB vs. 128 GB makes the 128 GB upgrade compare out at $400 (+ 33%), or $100 more. Now give the value of the 5400 HDD about $50. So you are very close to even, but I don't really need a spare HD. So, now this is the comparison: Apple SSD + Apple Support + $100 vs. Intel x25 performance + 32 more GBs + spare HDD + Hassle of non-supported hardware So, I am not sure this is so obvious. What do you folks think?