I am going to be picking up an MBP for school use next semester, and am debating the 256gb SSD drive (or maybe even the 128...I use an external HD for music and movies). I've heard the battery life is better, and it solves the problem of the computer running so hot it's intolerable to use on your lap. (Since I'm typing this in the nude with my current HP laptop on my thighs/knees right now, that's a big issue for me.) I've also considered the new Macbook Air, and just connecting it to my TV when I want a bigger display, but the non-lighted keyboard kills it for me. That's the biggest thing I miss about my 2007 MBP. :tickedoff: Thanks for advice/opinions.