So just a quick preface - I am doing a 6 week backpacking trip through Europe in August/Sept and will definitely be purchasing a new laptop so I can work on the go. My work will involve web development, graphic design & video editing. Ok, so since I will be travelling heaps, the new Macbooks seem like a great option considering how light it is! However, I am concerned for its ability to process video work while I travel. If I purchase a Macbook, I will get the upgraded M7 processor. I also know all current MBPs available will be able to handle all this, however this is probably the worst time to purchase an MBP since its speculated that Apple is going to be releasing new ones in the next quarter. The video work will not involve heavy VFX, mainly basic editing, captioning and color correction. My thoughts right now is to purchase a new laptop and use it for my trip, and then consider selling it after the 6 week trip is over. What are your opinions regarding purchasing between a Macbook or an MBP, and their potential resale values in October this year?