I'm looking to get a new 13" MBP for school next year as I spent last year with an HP laptop from my old college and found that it was really nice to have separate computers for work and for my personal stuff. Once I transferred, I had to give the HP laptop back which leaves me with one laptop--my gorilla 17" MBP. I'm not getting rid of the 17", but since I have it and plan to continue doing most of (well, just about all of my media work) on it, do you think that I'm OK getting the lower-end model 13" MacBook Pro? The 13" will likely only be used for the Microsoft Office suite, research, light browsing, etc. Nothing heavy. I might connect it to the external hard drive that has all of my music on it, but beyond that I don't expect to use it the same way I use my 17". I don't think the extra .25 ghz, larger hard drive, or more memory will be especially necessary for what I need to use it for. I'm pretty sure I know the answer to my question but I just wanted to get some more advice from people well versed in the topic before committing to purchasing the lower-end model. If anybody has some experience as to why the 2.53 ghz model may be better than the 2.26 I'd love to hear it as well.