I have the base model 2010 Macbook Pro (C2D) and I considered selling it but haven't had much luck. Consequently, I've considered trading it in to Best Buy for $630 (it's pretty convenient despite being lowballed) and picking up one of the ones they have in stock (I want to avoid Lion, as it seems everyone is just complaining about it, besides, I love Snow Leopard). I will be picking up the base 13" i5 model and intend to upgrade the HDD to a Scorpio Black and the RAM to 8GB. Do you think this is an unwise move to make? I use my Macbook Pro for photo editing (Lightroom 3, ACR 6, PS CS5, Canon DPP) and Matlab scripting. The Core 2 Duo was snappy enough for me, but I don't want to bother putting in upgrades in an old machine. I'd rather have an i-series processor. How does the HD3000 compare to the 320M? I'll be adding in 8GB of RAM so that should be netting me 512MB of VRAM with the HD3000 correct?