Ok, this is gonna be a huge switch for me and profit for Apple (hehe)...Here is my dilemma, I do not own any mac stuff but will own it all by year's end... I am a DJ right now and I am currently in the process of going digital (laptop and turntables)... 1. For my equipment to perform the best and not fail (cause I hear macs do not crash) should I go with the top of line macbook or the mid-range pro??? What is the performance difference between one with a dedicated video card and one that shares? I will be using serato scratch live!!! 2. Should I wait until Leopard comes out to purchase any mac??? 3. I am also getting an iPhone but I am skeptical about it, I keep trying to find out if version 2 is really coming out this november because its what I hear? Should I wait??? Here are the configs for the two macs I'm deciding on...I mean I want to get the best but if a macbook can perform the same then f-it!!! Macbook (black model-which I love by the way) 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 160GB Serial ATA @ 5400 rpm SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook - Auto-enroll AirPort Extreme Card & Bluetooth $1,717 with student discount or Macbook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics with 256MB SDRAM SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) MacBook Pro 15-inch Glossy Widescreen Display Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English Accessory Kit AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll $3,303 with student discount Now you're probably wondering why not just get the best if you can afford it?? But my dilemma is I currently have a notebook from POS dell that was the best, but the 7200 hd and video card...ate up my battery and made it very hot to hold and heavy... I am taking out a student computer loan to get this sucker so I want it to be a good decision on all fronts. Here are the factors I'm considering...I'm also in law school so I'm gonna be on it alot!!! Portability Screen display (not size, vivid and clarity) Performance on speed and quickness Now I have played with both of these models at Best Buy and CompUSA and The Apple Store...everytime there are so many pro's and con's to both Macbook Good: Size, battery life, price, color, speed (from what I've seen) Bad: memory limits, screen size (when I'm dj'ing will it be hard to see), performance Macbook Pro Good: Screen display, performance, speed, alumminum, silver color Bad: PRICE!!!, battery life (maybe???), heat (maybe???), size to carry around I also plan on hooking up my iPhone to this sucker so I want it to satisfy on all fronts, it will be my first mac purchase ever and I don't plan on going back to POS PC...I know this was a long thread but I wanted you guys to know where I was coming from, thank you for any of your input, I want my mac now!!!!!!!!! LOL Thanks again!