I am currently saving money for a MacBook Pro. I am homeschooled and I can get discounts at the Apple Store. I want to get a few other opinions on which model I should get. Here is what I will use it for: School, Audio Editing (for my podcast), Video Editing (for my vidcast), Gaming, Media, and Blogging/web surfing. I will also be starting private school next year and will want to take notes and record the lessons. Should I get the basic model for $1799 or spend $2299 for the 1.87 GHz model. Also, do you think I will notice a difference in the 7200 RPM HD for gaming? I just wanted to get some other peoples honest opinions. Thanks.