I have a 2012 cMBP 15" (i7, 16GB RAM, and 500GB HDD 5400rpm). I just bought my wife a 2013 MBA (i7, 8gb/256GB) and really like the speedy boot times and application opening with the SDD. So, now I am debating my upgrade options. I am leaning towards #1 for the cost savings and I like the fact I still have a dedicated Ethernet port, FW800, and the SuperDrive and not to mention the 16GB RAM. I do a good bit of Parallels work, Logic Pro with MainStage, DVD ripping, etc... #1 - Upgrade current MBP with an internal SDD (256gb - 512gb). What is a good brand option for that? I don't want to go the replace the SuperDrive with anything as I like having that capability. #2 - Try to sell my current MBP and look into a 13" cMBP with the Haswell. It would be nice to have a longer battery life as the current MBP eats through the battery like crazy. Though, not sure how much I could even start to look to get for mine. Would an SDD upgrade help the current battery's life with possible less fan use and drive spinning? Or would that even be noticable? I need to see if 256GB would be ample room for myself. The 512GB SSDs are still a little pricey. Though, seeing that the SSD upgrade would be SATA vs PCIe it wouldn't be quite as peppy as hers. Though I am sure it would be noticable coming from a 5400rpm HDD. Any advice would be appreciated.