So I want the best of both worlds - portability along with a good sized display and enough RAM and power to keep me going. I'm going into my freshman year as an art major (with a focus on photography which will probably involve some video stuff eventually). I guess I'll probably be running things like Photoshop, Painter, and maybe Final Cut Pro or something? If I go up to 1GB (with two 512mb sticks) the laptop with student discount will run me $1,934 (plus a free iPod Mini). I'm curious as to whether this will be enough RAM... also wondering how easy it is to add more RAM eventually. I'm proficient with messing around in PCs (I built my current desktop) but I don't know if there are major differences for the Apple set up. I'm gonna stick with the Combo Drive because I figure packing in the Superdrive will only add more weight and heat, and I can always buy an external DVD burner. So what do you think? Will it be proficient for running the programs I mentioned? One other thing... I've found the LCD to be a little flimsy at the hinges... do you have a 15"? What do you think about that? Is it solid?