So I am using windows currently. Got a free legit copy of vista and went back to XP after only a month. I have moved all of my files onto a computer that will act as a ftp, web, shared file server that will do all my downloading and share its content with the rest of my network. I am ready to switch and make the MBP my primary Computer. Currently I, Use photoshop Dreamweaver Video editing audio editing sketchup itunes firefox as a basic list of applications, I build web sites professionally and I NEED everything to look accurate. (This is why I will be getting the Matte Screen) I want to get the 15" $2,000 MBP and connect it to my 20" LCD via DVI when I am home to rock the dual screens. On the go I can show off web sites etc with enough size to make it show up well on the 15" screen. Now for the questions. 1. How is the battery on the MBP 15"? this is very important and the only thing making me look at the macbook 2. MBP has 802.11n is it worth it to get apples router or is their a cheaper N router from someone else that will work as good? 3. Since I have all my extra hard drives in my server I would love to use Time Machine to backup over a network mapped drive. I plan on having other network mapped drives to access video from my server so I dont think this would be a problem. I heard that apple doesnt suppot this offically but their is a hack. Has anyone used this successfully? 4. How noisy is the MBP? I got to go to the apple store but its noisy in there. 5. If I am running dual monitors is the 256mb upgrade really worth it? I dont need the processor or hdd bump so an extra $500 is pretty steep to tack on. 6. I plan on waiting another month or 2 to see if new MBP comes out (mostly for a bump in batt life.) Is their anything else I should do in preperation for my new MBP? 7. I really dont want to pay the tax on $2,000. If I buy from NewEgg, Amazon, etc. they have free shipping and no tax. If apple releases a new MBP what would be the lag time before someone else started selling it? is their a better way to get around the tax? Thanks for you help!