To the point I want to purchase a 15" macbook pro...I know a good amount about computer hardware (enough that I've made my own very good rig),but macs were never my thing. Honestly though no one can come close to them when it comes to laptops (at least from what I've seen with my family members)why I'm buying one. I'm aiming for the standard 15" macbook pro quad core 2.0 ghz,4gigs of ram,500gb 5400rpm,64xx videocard. I'm not going for the $2199 b/c .2ghz is not noticeable,extra 250gigs is useless (I store all videos and music on my home made rig..if anything I only store my music on it [working its way up to 150gigs total ] and school work), I cannot for the life of me see the need for the better videocard not when I'm ever going to be gaming on it,but I also do not want to bottleneck it. In all honestly this laptop will be for school work and around the campus use (pretty much everyday ****). My question is though how does the OS run with only 4gigs of ram? I've been told by a few between safari and Lion it can suck up a lot. Would the 8gigs be a worth while upgrade or unnecessary spending? Is the High-Res anti glare worth it? I find it kind of laughable that they want to charge you $250 for .1ghz upgrade on the $2199,but I do like they give you the choice of 500g 7200 rpm or 750 5400 rpm. Also $200 for 4gigs of ram is a little ridiculous but hey w/e. I'm guessing it would be cheaper to buy an extra 4gigs myself and install but would it be easier? I've read some things saying its somewhat hard to find compatible ram. So I have two choices (assuming I go with the 8gigs of ram) Pay $2299.43 (after taxes NJ .07) for 15", 2.0ghz quadcore,8gigs of ram,500g 5400 rpm,64xx videocard or $2727.43 (after taxes) for 15'',2.2ghz quadcore,8gigs or ram, 500g 7200 rpm (may well get the faster HD over the space since I most likely wont need it),67xx videocard I may just take a drive to delaware to buy it too lol to save some money Sorry for the long thread..I always get carried away putting thought for thought into the post..If you made it through the whole thing thank you for the help!