Hello everyone! My 3rd and final year as a university undergraduate is about to begin and I am getting ready for it by planning my purchases. The situation is like this: - I have been a proud owner of a MacBook Pro 15'' (10.5.8, 2.16GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo, 2 GB Ram and a hard drive of 150GB) for 3 years now. - I study Computer Science and I need a quite strong machine for my dissertation project. - I was also thinking that owning an extra screen would be quite cool as I am a movies fan. I desperately need an external hard drive as well. So, I was considering these two scenarios: - Keep my MB Pro, buy an external hard drive and an extra screen (wouldn't cost more than around 150 pounds/200 dolalrs) and buy the new MB Pro next year for my postgraduate studies. - Buy a new MB Pro and use the old one as a media center, an extra screen and a storage medium. The cost is about 10 times bigger but I'll keep this setup for next year. I just can't decide what's better though. Any advice/suggestions/personal stories to share?