Alright, here's the low down: I need a laptop for school. My MBP will be my first ever mac computer. I'll need the MBP for basic uses - music, word processor, internet, as well as the ability to run Windows XP without any issues - I need Windows mainly to run a program called ArcGIS (some of you may know this app) - and possibly Autodesk Civil 3D 2008. So, I have a couple questions (I have read the buying guide for the MBP, and some threads in this forum, but I'm looking for specifics). 1) 2.2 or 2.4 MBP? I'm leabing towards the 2.4 only because of the increased amount of video memory. Does anyone here use AutoCAD or ArcGIS with a 2.2? Would you have rather bought the 2.4? Or does the 2.2 handle these apps without trouble? 2) Now or wait? I recently had my car broken into, and my iPod stolen. If I buy my MBP before the 16th, I get an iPod for free (handy, I need it for the gym). Also, I should be getting $200 worth of store credit from Apple for the iPhone(s)... 3) Matte or Glossy? As I understand it, Matte is anti-glare, and glossy increases color saturation. For my class/work, I dont think color saturation is important - I'm not a graphic artist or anything like that...but maybe some of you have opinions you'd like to share If I wait, I could POTENTIALLY have the option to buy a slightly better MBP - as a new one MIGHT be released/updated in Oct when OS X.5 launches. Also, if I wait, I assume that the MBP will come installed with Leopard, saving me what, $150? In theory, the iPod and OS upgrade costs cancel eachother out...i guess... Thing is, I could really use the computer now. I mean, I could wait, but it would be extremely handy to have the machine now for class homework. I have a PC at home i can use, but nothing beats the portability of a laptop (MacBook). So what are your thoughts? 2.2 vs 2.4 for ArcGIS? Anyone have any experiences with this program running via parallels on either of these machines? Also, buy now, love it, or wait for sometime in oct, get the new OS, and potentially a new/updated MBP? I'm specifically interested in answers from users of ArcGIS, but any and all opinions/thoughts are welcome! Thanks for your time!