Is there anyone on this board running Photoshop/Aperture/Lightroom on a i7 15" or 17" MBP processing RAW 12-15mb files? If so, how does it work for you? Is the MBP fast enough to do the job. I understand a quad core desk top would be faster but maybe really not needed. I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on a new computer. I currently have a 6 year old Power Book. I NEED some speed... I'm thinking VERY seriously about the new MBP 17", firstname.lastname@example.org, 8GB, 7k500 HDD. Maybe buying a BIG monitor if I really need to. I like the idea of sitting in my easy chair editing my Photos. I was doing this with elements but decided to move up to CS4/5. Elements was running VERY slow on my G4 1.5GHz PB and Photoshop won't run on this G4 at all. I was able to work with the 17" screen size ok. Then I was thinking of a new iPad or MBP 13" for my field review of shots, my email and surfing and doing the "heavy lifting" with a desk top. I really liked the new iMac 27" quad core i7 but have been scared away with all the "screen issues" among other hardware issues. Rev 2 will probably be better. Then there's the Mac Pro, quad & 8 core, RAID 5, etc, etc... I know I would wait for the new updated models supposedly in June The only problem with a desk top is that I would be relegated to my office which isn't as comfortable as my easy chair in the living room. But if I only did my photo editing on the desktop that would be ok. I really don't want to spend a lot of money and then wish I had bought something more powerful or faster. I don't do any gaming or video rendering. Just Photoshop or Aperture and Lightroom. Will the i7 MBP do everything I need it to do. That would be simpler to just have one computer to use. I have heard that even the C@D 13" 2.4 will handle Photoshop "adequately" although I really don't have any personal experience. Decisions, decisions, decisions.... Any and all suggestions, advice etc would be very much appreciated.