Alright, I'm going to try and make this as short and sweet as possible. I bought a rev. B imac G5 this summer soon after they were released (by the way, I'm a poor college student, so it was an investment) and I love it. It was great to buy an up-to-date computer and as I am a music student that dabbles in recording, I was excited about being able to check out Logic Pro (which I've borrowed from the audio labs at my school and really dig). I decided on the imac because it seemed to be the perfect balance of price, performance, and portability (sort of). Fast forward several months. I'm seriously considering a 12" ibook for school and personal use, however it seems decadent to own a new ibook AND an imac, and even though I have the credit limit, I really can't afford it. I've gotten to the point where I think a laptop would truly benefit me in many areas of my life, and am thinking of selling the imac for the ibook. I would miss it a bit, but I'm not even close to using this thing's potential yet and I definitely can't put it in my backpack to take with me to the library. The dilemma is that recording is still important to me. I'd like some real-world advice from people with experience on this- will a new ibook still work OK with Logic? I'd probably use it with either a Firepod or MOTU 828mkII, and already have a huge external Lacie firewire drive. I have access to dual G5s at school any time I need them if I need to run some serious sessions, so my question is, can I reasonably expect to record 8-12 tracks of 24-bit audio in Logic to an external drive on an ibook and run a few plug-ins once in a while before I have to start freezing tracks or causing problems? I've pretty much already made up my mind if it will work OK, but I need to hear it from some folks in-the-know. Sure would miss the imac, but it may be the best option. Thanks in advance, ladies and gents.