Well I bought an HP dv3t 13" notebook last May for college to start my studies. I didn't think I needed too much, though I spent $1100 on some pretty good specs like a 500 GB hard drive, fingerprint reader, 2.4 Core 2 Duo, a 9 cell batter, bluetooth, etc. It's running pretty well, but I have been considering starting a band. It would just be a fun "thing on the side", but we have invested in quite a few instruments like some new acoustics, an electric, and a keyboard. For now, we're making demo videos with an older camcorder (no mics or mixers) with firewire 400 on a PC. However, I just don't think this would be really effective if we want to get our word out with that kind of setup. Do you think investing in a MBP would be a good idea? That means I would have 2 notebooks: one for school and the other for music production. I'm really contemplating because MBPs are more expensive and money is a bit tight for me. I am not sure if I should wait another couple years if I should upgrade to a MBP for all my needs (school and production). Ideas?