I will use this computer for everything I do from work to play to anything else I can think of. I'll be processing digital photos, editing video, creating layouts, building Spread Sheets, and sending emails and IM's to my wife. My problem is the Mac Book has a fire wire 400 port, but does not come with a Firewire 800 port, the Mac book Pro does. The MacBook also will not support the Apple 30"HD Screen, but the 15" Mac Book Pro does. Although I don't have a Apple 30" I may have access to one in the near future. The only reason I not just going to go out and buy a Mac Book Pro is cost. I can get the MacBook from apple for with two gigs of ram, and Final Cut Express installed for just under 1700.00 including tax. I might be able to find a refirb Mac Book Pro for close to 1900.00 with out Final Cut. I'm seeing Mac Book Pro's listed on Craig's list and ebay in my price range, around 1700.00 with Final Cut installed. I was wondering is it worth the risk. Especially on craig's list meeting someone with 1700.00 cash is not my idea of safe. Especially when its someone you just met from the internet. I'm wondering if I would be happy with just the Macbook 2.1 with 2 gigs of ram. I would be using Final Cut Express, Adobe CS, and Possible MS Office. Positive input is greatly needed, I don't want to make a stupid decision on the off chance I might score A MacBook Pro at a Mac Book Price just to lose out in the end. Please help Mac Book owner? By the way the videos i'm doing are fairly simple at the moment, if you can seen the in the video section of my site. NTXBMX.COM I'm getting my new machine Monday one way or another.