Hi, I am on a (workly assigned) budget of 1100 euros, give or take 50 euros. Right now, I'm using a white MacBook (revision 1.1) with a Core Duo (not Core 2 Duo) 2GHz CPU and 2 GB of RAM. This thing just turned five years, and it's starting to show. I had to replace several parts (hard drive, battery, charger, keyboard) and my screen started flickering in the first few months (learned to live with it). So now you know what I come from. As I'm a teacher in Adobe's webdesign applications (Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, eventually Muse,...) and cherish some general 3D app interest (Cinema 4D), I'm a bit doubty on what MacBook to choose. I'm one of those people who always is running Mail, Safari (lots of tabs...), Photoshop, Word, Vox (a lightweight music player) and a plethora of Finder windows. I only seem to be closing applications at the end of the day... Things I made our for myself. I need the 4 GB of RAM. 1280 by 800 pixels is... not much, really. I hate the idea of having a spinning hard drive in my computer. When having a smaller SSD drive, I guess having a ethernet port comes in handy when pulling data from my NAS drive. I'm very careful with my stuff (hey, my laptop is five years old), but I have to be able to take it with me in my Eastpak almost everyday. I don't own a car and try to do everything by bike or public transport. I like the idea of having a small laptop with an SSD (MacBook Air), but guess I need the performance of a MacBook Pro. I read the wiki on this site, and it tends to push me to a MacBook Pro. However, when I try to equip the base model with an SSD, I will overspend. Any help is appreciated.