Hello, im currently in the market for a new laptop. Im a college student studying electrical engineering and im currently finishing up my junior year. My Dell XPS M1530 is starting to take a crap on me not to mention its pretty outdated at ~2.5 years old. Anyways, i was looking into a Macbook or possibly a Macbook Pro. Im looking to try something new (OSX) and all my friends that have them have no complaints. can anyone lend any suggestions? As an engineering student, i will be multitasking often. i dont do too extensive coding (MATLAB mainly but a few other EE related programs). i will also be writing papers, listening to music, watching videos and surfing the web. Photography is one of my hobbies and i do photo-editing but not to immensely. My currently Dell XPS is spec'd out at: # 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500 processor # 2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM (upgraded to 3GB DDR2 SDRAM) # 160GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD Will a Macbook or MBP be significantly better? my currently dell runs everything perfectly fine and quick (i just need a larger HDD, new battery, its kinda heavy and big, also there are a few other little annoying problems). Would a Macbook (newer white unibody) be sufficient or should i spend the extra $200-$400 for an equivalent MBP? Sorry for the long post, thanks!