I've bought a 2nd hand, 2008 white macbook for £325, to try out before I took the plunge on a new 13" MBP. Really happy with it so far, and just as impressed with bootcamp performance. Although it's only a 2.1Ghz C2D, I can no longer justify spending 3 times as much on a new MBP until theres a justifiable bump I have an external firewire drive, which shows up in osx straight off, although it won't show up when I boot up in Windows. I've never used a firewire drive in Windows before, so not sure if I have to do anything special in windows itself. I'm running Windows 7 Professional x64 (managed to get x64 version of bootcamp 3.0 running, then updated to 3.1. Not sure if this is the cause). Had to create my own install disc from a genuine disc as it wouldn't boot properly, but should have only changed the EFI booting part of the disc.