Hey everyone - I'm new to this forum and was just curious if anyone has been in my situation in the past. I have a home built Windows 7 desktop - Intel Q6600 (quad core @ 2.4GHz) with 4GB of RAM and a 8800GT video card with 512MB. I used to game a lot but have found myself doing it less and less. I do use Photoshop quite often and will continue to do so on my new machine. I plan to use Parallels (or equivalent) and have Windows 7 available for any Excel/VBA related projects I need to work on. With that said, I've been considering a refurbished MBP 13" early 2011 i5 with 4GB of RAM. I plan to upgrade it to 8GB and hopefully throw an SSD in it. My question if anyone can help answer, am I going to notice a significant performance degradation or are the SB processors that much better? Should I be looking at something else instead of the MBP? Also, the reason I'm going laptop and not desktop is that I'm losing my desktop space (baby on the way). Thanks in advance!