I'm really confused. I currently record multitrack sessions on an imac, 2.4ghz, 2g 800MHz. It's the base model before the recent updates. My good friend used to use a mac pro, that was a 1.5 ghz 4g ram, and he ran full blown protools. Recorded at 196k. What I'm confused about is why would anyone say that the 13" macbook pro would only be good for surfing the web and email? I understand that the i5, i7 processors are "better" but it I just can't see the 13 as "slow" as the comments I'm reading. I'm looking into purchasing a MBP and I'm trying to justify the extra 700 bucks on an already expensive purchase. What did everyone record on, or do Video editing on before the ix chips? I'd just like some input on reasons behind the discussions and not just a "well if your only going to be surfing the web than the 13 will be fine." I plan on doing some recording with mine and my "slow" Imac works great. never thought it was slow.