I have macbook described in my sig. I have been getting more and more into design work (i.e. Photoshop, sketch up, etc.) and i also feel like i need a little bit more screen real-estate. Its nothing professional (im 15) but i feel like im lacking power for how old the machine is (8 months). I need to have music going to concentrate and make anything look good. I almost always have itunes, adium/ichat, pages, numbers and safari open on my macbook when its on. I usually have to close pages, numbers and safari to get any real power out of my macbook when i open final cut express, Photoshop or sketch up. So my question is should i buy 4gb of RAM? Buy a cheap nettop to host my music and other lighter apps and leave the heavy lifting to my macbook? or get a external display and suck it up and use my ipod even though i don't like the quality of the music as much as from my macbook? Am i really just trying to do more with my laptop than it should be doing?