I can't believe that I'm asking this, but I need help. I've been using, and buying, Macintosh computers since '94 but purchasing a Mac Pro these days is the most confusing thing ever. Between the various code names and processor speed variations, I have a headache. What I'm trying to do is buy a fast Mac for Web development and the Adobe CS Suite with heavy emphasis on Photoshop. The monkey wrench comes in looking at the i7 benchmark tests vs. the cost of a new Mac Pro. Plus, the RAM is the same (I think) for each with both maxing out at 16GBs. So simply, would a used Mac Pro with 2x 3.0ghz (Xeon 5365) be faster than a 2.4 i7 Macbook pro? Or at that cost, would one of the current Apple refurbs (2.66 Quad or 2.8 Quad) be better than both? The price of the 2x3.0 seems to be the better "deal", but I'm concerned the speed will not be there compared to the latter models. I apologize because after searching the threads, I see this similar scenario has been brought up before. But again, it's confusing on what to go after. As for the MBP I would need portability "maybe" a few times a year. But not enough to make it dictate a portable purchase. I appreciate anyone's help/insight on this. Thanks.