Okay, here's the dilemma. I have approximately $2000 to spend on a new computer. I currently have a very nice PC laptop, 1.86GHz Pentium M with FireGL V5000 graphics card, 1Gb ram, port replicator, high res screen. It works great on a desktop connected to a second monitor, but it's a bit bulky to tote around (though all told it is not much larger than a MBP.) It was bought in 2005, and has a year of warranty remaining. But I've been after a mac for like 6 years and now I have the money. I'll be going back to school for my third year in college in about a month, so by the time whatever I buy is 2 years old it will be time for graduation presents and a replacement for my windows laptop can be had. I use my computer for predominantly internet, some word processing, DVD watching, movie ripping, that kind of thing. I don't game, really. I think somewhere I have a copy of the sims 2 but I'm not into WoW, Halo, HL2, or any of that. I do use a lot of microsoft excel and a windows specific program, but I'm happy to use bootcamp, or just use my other computer, since it works fine. I'm looking at either the black macbook or the bottom end MBP. There's a $400 difference between the two. My concerns are: the macbook screen is really small, but there's something to be said for portability, and I've never had a computer with an integrated graphics card. All my computers have been high end that have been passed down from my software developer father after a year of use. I assume it's absolutely fine, but I want to be sure that I'm not taking a MAJOR downgrade if I buy the macbook. And the macbook pro has all the newer technology, like the SR chips and LED displays. Battery life is a big deal to me, so whichever gets better battery life (with wifi on and iTunes running) might be the winner. In an ideal world I'd get 4+ hours out of my computer. Five would be rediculously awesome. My current one gets about 3 hrs with wifi on and music playing. So I guess it comes down to which computer gets better battery life and is more "future proof" since I'd like to keep this computer 3 years or more. HELP! I am going to the store today to talk to a genius and put the two side by side. I assume the MBP might be better for the future, but at $1800 it is getting close to my budget and I don't have a lot of wiggle room for software, etc.