A few months ago I bought a PreSonus Firebox for home recording. It came bundled with a limited version of cubase, which I use as my primary audio recording program. Currently I'm running it on a 2.7 GHz Compaq pc with a Celeron processor. I've recently been looking into buying a Mac, particularly a laptop. From what I've read, the powerbook is really the only laptop powerful enough to do real home studio work on, and the MacBook Pro definitely looks like a step up. I definitely want a laptop over a pc, because the portability is a huge factor. Most of my recording of drums and pianos would be done at locations other than my house, so being able to easily transport my setup would be a big plus. I look around on this forum and see lots of posts about what will and will not run on the new intel macs. Will the software I have run on it? Will the MacBook Pro be strong enough for recording? I don't want to buy new software and I don't want to buy the macbook pro if it won't be good for recording. But if it will run the version of Cubase I have and will run it well then I am very interested in buying one. Thanks!