Hi there, I am considering buying a 15" MBP since I don't think that Apple will ever release the computer that I want. I use a G4 Mini, and love it. But I would like a much newer version with a couple of features that it probably will never get. So, I'm wondering if the MBP would fit the bill. - I want the ability to have a 30" LCD as my primary display. - I want it to be darn near silent like the Mini is. - It would be used for daily driving, web, Office 2007 via VMWare Fusion or something, iChat, etc. - I want something that draws very little electricity. Yeah, I know the 30" LCD makes up for some of it, but it's better than using a 30" with a Mac Pro for the same usage profile. Since I won't be taking it anywhere, or using the integrated screen, I don't really care about the display itself. I'll be using an external mouse, keyboard, speakers, and using my current Mini as the Time Machine. 1: Does anybody have experience with the MBP in a similar configuration? Is it as quiet as a Mini? 2: If I were to go this route, can you use it with the lid closed at all times? Is there any way to power it on without opening/closing it? Any thoughts or concerns? I appreciate any guidance. I'm not looking to buy any time soon, in fact, I'd probably wait for the next roll of the MBP to decide if I like it or want to buy somebody's old one as they upgrade. Thanks!