Sold my Core Duo iMac... Now ready to buy a new Mac... when they actually launch the new stuff... Software Needs: Audio and loop recording / Logic 8 when it comes / Ableton Live Hardware: Probably Mbox 2 or Mbox Pro Needs: Good quality Demos / 8 to 10 virtual instruments (i.e. Logic) and 4 to 6 Audio Tracks at the most. Wants: Occasional Rewire / Some effects Can a 17" MBP handle this now? Or when the newest products hit??? I can $$$ afford the equivalent of today's 17" Core 2 Duo 2.33, 2gigs Ram, 160 5400rpm drive, 256 graphics card MBP audio gurus... opinionate!!!