Ok, so first off i'm a aerospace engineering student at the University of Texas. I know ill be taking classes using matlab and solid works so i wouldn't think it that farfetched to be using them on my computer. I initially was planning on buying a new MBP whenever they are updated with a newer graphics card (next summer?) with an external display. Lately though ive been rethinking that, i already have a MBP (specs in sig) that stays at my desk 95% of the time. Seeing as i really don't move my laptop around a lot, i am just thinking it would make more sense buying a Mac Pro (especially since i had already planned on buying an external display.) I would go for the 3.2 Quad seeing as apple is undoubtedly going to price the 6 core out of my price range. This would give me way more CPU power than whatever next years MBP update would be, not to mention the graphics (plan on going for the 5870) would blow the MBP's future graphic card out of the water. So yes, lately ive been thinking i would keep using my current MBP as a carry around with the Mac Pro giving me the extra CPU power seeing as the only place i would be doing processor intensive is at my desk. Not to mention Starcraft 2 (i so want this game) would play way better on the Mac Pro than w/e MBP's come out next year. So does this sound like a smart decision to you guys?