Hello, I noticed that there was a thread earlier similar to what I was asking, but I have a few more specifics that I'm hoping I could get more answers towards - I'd really appreciate your help, thanks! I have a MacBook Pro Core Duo 2.0 GHZ, but it's too heavy, and it's incompetent for my heavy design usage now, so i'm planning to sell it and get either a new HIGH END MacBook or BASE LINE MacBook Pro. Now, the only difference between the two models I've chosen is a dedicated graphics card (on the Pro) and the screen size (13.3" vs 15.4"). I work in Broadway of Vancouver so busing around with a MacBook Pro hasn't been the best of times. It's roughly a 45 minute bus time one-way from where I live. During rush hour, it's impossible to get a seat on the bus, which means that I'd have to stand for nearly an hour with the MacBook Pro, the A/C Adaptor and my other personal items lugging around my shoulder. It's painful. Aside from my office work, I also do freelance work and am continuing studies. So you know, portability is definitely what i'm aiming for. But as I focus on print design now, 300 pixels per inch requires quite a heavy CPU and GPU load. (I design up to 40" and higher.) I plan on brining a sample design file to an Apple Store and ask to test out the file. The other thing is that it's my only computer, so even at home i'd have to stare at a small 13" screen if I were to get a MacBook. I'm not in the market to buy an iMac or an external monitor at the moment. I'm constantly in and out of the house, and I quite frankly just don't have the time to plug everything in and unplug everything all the time. For some companies that I work for, image does matter so sometimes having a "pro" machine / equipment satisfies them and reassures that i have the necessary equipment to take on certain projects. But sometimes it is definitely more than just the image, and when I get intensive projects. The MacBook is smaller and lighter by 1lb from the MacBook Pro. In terms of the difference, what is the portability of the two models like? Possible Options: 1) Buy MacBook + Keep Existing MacBook Pro, clear out HDD and personal data, HOPING that it will perform more powerful and save that for more intensive projects if this plan works. (But what am I going to do with two laptops, seriously?!) *Requires 'investment' of $2000 extra cash. 2) Sell MacBook Pro + Buy MacBook & Invest in maybe multiple A/C Adaptors for work / home to lessen the amount I need to carry. What is your opinion? *Requires 'investment' of $3-500 extra cash. 3) Sell MacBook Pro + Buy MacBook Pro *Requires investment of $800 extra cash. Also just wondering, is it maybe "smarter" to just upgrade a MacBook once a year or once every two models instead of going for the long run? I should mention that I do professional Graphic Design, thanks! Thanks!