I've got a 2.33 C2D MBP from early 2007. It's been a great workhorse and has no obvious hardware problems (touch wood) but it's now starting to feel like it's time to upgrade as it's getting slow for more intensive tasks (video editing, opening big databases like my collection of scientific papers or iPhoto, doing the occasional 3D renders I do). I'm debating between: 1. Installing a Crucial C300 256Gb SSD in my existing system and waiting for Ivy Bridge next year 2. Upgrading to a 2.2 i7 MBP with BTO SSD I guess the main questions in my mind are: Whether it's worth putting a SSD in a 4 year old machine, given that the cost of the SSD is about 20% of the cost of a whole new machine with the same size SSD? Whether the heat / battery life under load issues with the SNB MBPs (as mentioned in some of the reviews like the Anandtech one) are likely to be significantly reduced with IB. Obviously anything we discuss about IB's benefits in next year's machines at the moment is speculation, but do you think the SSD will give me enough of a performance boost to justify the cost? It may well be that the current MBPs run cooler and longer than my current machine anyway (CPU's currently chugging along at at 61C with 3 Safari tabs open, iCal, Mail and Omnifocus running and me typing this and I get about 2-2.5h out of the battery...) Thoughts?