I've seen threads that state that Sandy Bridge is going to make an enormous difference, and others that say that the difference isn't going to be that major in a laptop. I'm sure the truth lies somewhere in the middle - can someone provide an easily understood explanation for those of us who are not techno pros? Next, when I do get my new MacBook Pro (I'm currently running a 2008 model), whether I wait for Sandy Bridge or not, I want to remove the optical drive and use a SSD as my main drive, with my current 500GB HDD for my files and storage. Are the SSDs that are available now on the MBP good quality for the money, or would I be better off investing in a separate SSD and buying a new Mac with a regular HDD? Lastly, where the heck do they get the names of these chips?