inb4 there are a thousand of these threads, I assure you I used the search function. Here is my personal situation. Since finishing college a few years ago I no longer need a powerhouse computer. I used to DJ / Produce music / remixes and edit school projects in FCP. I haven't really worked those hobbies back into my life and don't really make time for them anymore. I am living in Los Angeles as a comedy writer / performer and I'm pretty focused on a very "low-tech" career which requires very little equipment. My current machine: MBP C2D 2.5 4gb 500 Hybrid drive. Previous machines iMac 15" G4 1Ghz, Powerbook G4 1.67 2GB I always needed a robust computer to run ProTools (always had to have a firewire 400 port back in my recording days) but now I need something that I can take around with me anywhere, is good for social networking, text editing, celtx, browsing, and youtube video watching. I have been sold on the 11" Ultimate but keep thinking about external monitor solutions leading me to believe the jump from using a 15" mac for 6 years to an 11" will be too drastic. The 13" seems too large and might prevent me from throwing it in my bag and taking it to writing sessions around the city. That is my only concern. My girlfriend is a graphic designer and has a current gen 21.5 iMac which I am free to use for any heavy lifting which sways me more towards the 11. I mean if I am going to buy a laptop, I should buy a laptop not another desktop replacement right? so I ask you MacRumors, wat do?