I am looking to take advantage of my student discount and purchase a new laptop to replace my iBook G4. Student discount for the 2.4ghz MacBook Pro 15" with 320gb HD and Applecare is £1280. A similarly spec'd MacBook 13" would be about £1062. I'm always on the go so there's no chance to get a separate screen for more real estate. The main reason for this purchase (aside from economic stimulus for someone else and economic distress for yours truly) is I need to run ArcGIS, Access, and Distance, which are unfortunately Windows-only. I'll probably also run Tinn-R and R too, but all other apps (Photochop, Lightroom, Office, etc.) will be run on the Mac side of things. I'm pretty sure I'll want to go for the bigger screen that the MBP offers, but is there anything else I should be looking for? What's the best way to run a Windows OS? Bootcamp/Parallels/VMWare? I will put as much aftermarket RAM in as I can afford to down the line, but to start things off I'll probably be running with 2gb Thanks in advance! BTW, I did a search and didn't find exactly what I was looking for. Please excuse me if this has already been answered somewhere else.