I'm wondering if I can "get away" with a new macbook pro for my photo studio. Even though I have my own studio, I'm still really just a single user. We're talking mostly processing larger RAW nikon files through Lightroom and Photoshop. Currently I have the last PowerPC G5, dual 2.3 GHz, 8 GB Ram. Still not bad, but with time machine and mobile me kicking in whenever and big files through lightroom, it's dragging some butt! I'm guessing either Mac Pro or MacBook Pro will give me the processing power I need. We're really talking 15-inch: 2.2GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 VERSUS Comparable Mac Pro One 2.8GHz Quad-Core. So many questions, forgive me and thank you in advance: I've heard LR doesn't use more than quad core. Am I missing something with just quad core? Can I run all the peripherals I need with a new macbook pro: 2 external monitors external keyboard and mouse usb printer DROBO external raid HD enclosure Disk burner (so I don't ruin the laptop's - or is that not an issue?) fire wire CF card reader speakers Is it silly to try and multiply the few ports on a Macbook Pro to run everything I want?