Ok so my MBP 2.16ghz Core Duo is out of warranty next month, I know I can buy apple care but this is what I am thinking of doing instead. Ok so I am off to University in September and I am studying digital visual effects. I will be doing animation work, video editing and compositing, so I will need to run software such as Final Cut Pro and Shake etc. Both of which I have ran on my MBP CD. The University has loads of Mac Pros/Powermacs etc so I dont really need a personal rendering machine, just a machine where I can work in my dorm room do some work etc and maybe take it back over to the big beefy Mac Pros for rendering etc. I really like the new iMacs and I want a desktop computer so that fits the bill nicely, ill go for the higher end 20" and that should serve me nicely for working in my room. So this brings me to my aging core duo nearly out of warranty MBP. Do I really need a MBP just for taking notes, doing research etc? Id say probably not and I especially like the idea of a smaller MB. So my plan is to sell my MBP for around £879 (comes with iLife 08 legit boxed version, spare batteries etc, already had some interest just dont want to do something stupid, hence why I am asking you guys), and buy a black Macbook in replacement for £810 on student discount. Ill gain cpu power and lose gpu power, a tradeoff I think is worth it as I am planning on getting an iMac. (and ill get fresh extended 3year student discount on the MB) Bottom line, am I crazy for planning on 'downgrading' from the MBP to the MB? I think it really makes sense, more portability round campus, fresh warranty, 64bit cpu etc and a desktop for more gpu intensive tasks. Or would you recomend keeping my MBP even though I will be getting an iMac? I know you may think I have already made my mind up, and I probably have, but if you all think Im crazy 'downgrading' I would reconsider, as some of you have a lot more mac experiences than I do. Sorry for the long post.