Hey everyone, I'm stuck in a very frustrating spot right now and would greatly appreciate any advice. I am a Graphic Design student and for Christmas my parents graciously bought me a MacBook as a Christmas/Graduation (from community college) present. I have the 2.1 Ghz version with 1 gig ram and a super drive. I popped in a few new sticks of ram to max it out to 2 gigs. I run Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, Photoshop and InDesign on it with NO problem. The money they saved on the MB went towards an external monitor - 20" widescreen LCD, which to me is the best setup for a design student. I will be transferring universities in August, and the new school says that their design students are required to have a MBP and the Adobe Suite Master Collection because it also has After Effects. They only use After Effects in the last year of school. I have two years left. They told me if I don't upgrade to the MBP, that I won't officially be kicked out of the program, but they claim I would have a "very difficult time" and "strongly encourage" the MBP. My question is - could I have a valid argument for keeping the MB? I know it doesn't have a graphics chip and all, but for what little time I'll be using After Effects, I don't see myself being able to justify buying a new MBP, especially since I JUST got this one. Oh, by the way, I'm a college student with very limited funds - so their requests seem a bit outrageous. Do you think my little MB will survive running After Effects? Or should I suck it up, try to sell the MB and take what I earn to buy the MBP?