I'm thinking of getting a Macbook Pro due to the better, larger screen and FireWire. The setup I'm going for would be like this: Macbook Pro (20" external monitor) - general everyday use ('net, mail, irc, music, coding etc) desktop PC (22" monitor + 40" HDTV) - games, movies, 2D/3D graphics and video editing I've got a few questions though: What kind of cable do I need if I want to connect the FW800 port to a FW400 device (an Echo AudioFire4 audio interface)? Will a simple FW800 9pin -> 6pin cable do or is the "bilingual" cable something else? The mini Displayport -> DVI adapter, is it possible to use it for VGA if you connect a DVI->VGA adapter to it or does it only have the pins for DVI? Can you turn off the keyboard backlight? If I were to later get the wireless keyboard (plan to try using Synergy first), could it be used to wake the MBP from sleep if it's used in closed lid mode with an external display? If I want to get net access as well as a LAN (for file transfers) with the PC at home, what do I need? Both computers only have one ethernet port and my net is connected via a single ethernet port in the wall (100/10 Mbps). Is a 7200 RPM hard drive worth it? Or would it only bring noise (low to no noise is important to me) with only a marginal performance boost?