Firstly, I want to say thank you to all the contributers here. Ive been lurking for quite awhile, and you all really helped me decide to take the plunge and get a mac. Here is my background: I want to learn how to do video editing, but dont currently do any (laptop will need to grow with me if I get more into editing). Gaming is not important, but I do want to install Vista via boot camp. I want a computer that will last me 3-4 years. Im ok spending the money to get the best fit for me right now. Now that you are all buttered up, onto the questions I dont know which notebook to buy, MB (black w. 2 gigs RAM) or Pro? When I upgrade to Leopard, and Boot Camp is built in, will it effect any of windows files I have? Can I use a 20" external monitor without any hiccups w. the Macbook? Can I access files on the same external HD in both OS's? Will the MB run ilife without any hiccups or speed issues? The screen on the MB looked much dimmer (on max brigtness) then the MBP. Was that just me? I love the look and size of the MB, but wonder if the specs of the MBP are more future proof? THANK YOU in advance!