But! Just needed to know out of the box, how much space would I have? I plan on installing Adobe's Master Suite, MS Office, Maya, starcraft 2 and a few other medium sized apps. I estimate all of this should be around 15GB's max. Also, plan on transferring 30GB of photos and 15GB of MP3s. So after putting approximately 60GB of my stuff how much of that 128GB would be available? Just so you all know. I think 128GB is quite livable. I've become quite used to my 80GB older (2007) laptop. The only reason anyone really needs extra space is for movies and pictures. Those of which can easily be stored on an external drive.