So I did some research on the MacBooks and I am planning on my an external HD to back up my current macbook for safety reasons and possibly for future use and realized that if I want to have a USB port which is what the external HD use then my only option for a laptop is the Macbook Pro right? as the Air doesn't have one and the macbook regular has only the C port right? Nor do they have the ability to mirror on a TV or monitor because only the Pro has the HDMI right? I need a new macbook but I can't see myself paying $1500 for a macbook with only 256gb where my current HD is 500gb and i have used 400gb. My main issue is my current macbook fan is running 99% of the time and it is sooooo slow its frustrating to use. I only have 15 tabs open in either Safari or Chrome with no other apps running and I am still having these browsers eating up my CPU. I figure its time for na upgrade as this laptop is a Late 08' model. So my only option is the 256gb Pro than correct? and if so, I have read people waiting for the new key note event before making purchases...do you guys expect a change in storage because I don't plan on spending 1200 for 128gb only. Lastly, which external HD do you guys use? I was looking into the WD 1TB external drive. Any feedback on that?