OK.... I've been on the mac pro waiting list for months now. It was summer when I considered buying one of these gorgeous towers. Then the recent iMac came out and that cemented my position as a definite future Mac Pro user. But the looming updates never came and all I have to comfort me is a frankenstein of a PC that I built myself and an old Fujitsu laptop running Windows XP. So, to console myself whilst waiting for a Mac Pro I thought I would buy another Windows based lappy to tide me over. They can be picked up for around £400 so I did a bit of window shopping. Then after actually seeing these things in the flesh I could see why they were so cheap. They may have contained a Core 2 Duo processor with a gig or two of RAM, but they felt as flimsy as a toy. So, looking at the £700+ laptops that didn't feel so pathetic I realised that for just a little more I could be using a Macbook instead. And because I'm so sick and tired of Windows and so blown away by Leopard I'm almost there. So, with brand new credit card in hand, I'm ready to buy a MB or MBP, but I'm struggling with two details. Apart from the more powerful graphics card and bigger screen there seems to be very little in the specs separating the MB and the MBP to justify the larger price. I plan on plugging the laptop into my 24" Dell monitor for work that isn't done sat on the sofa so I don't think the smaller screen would irritate me too much. I would really need to get the 17" model to really feel a difference because the resolution is the same on the 13" and the 15" anyway, I believe. The other problem reminds me of the Mac Pro situation. The Macbook Pro is due another refresh. Sigh! Now, because the Macbook has been recently upgraded I wouldn't feel like I was throwing my money away, but would I really benefit from getting a MBP over a MB anyway? Is the main attraction the metal shell, matte screen and faster graphics card? I know I'm rambling. I need a Mac to help centre my thoughts. Please help a desperate Windows user eager to switch before Christmas.