Hey everyone, I am looking to replace my aging PowerBook with a juicy Macbook Pro sometime soon, and was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on the prospect of sticking with the stock 2.53ghz or upgrading to 2.8ghz at a cost of £180 (with university discount). I've had my Powerbook for almost 5 years now, and not only is she falling to pieces (quite literally) but I am beginning to miss out on new software and online services (such as downloading BBC programmes via iPlayer) because I don't have a Mac with an Intel processor. I do lots of video encoding, video/MP3 ripping, like to play around with my huge photo library and I do enjoy the odd bit of gaming so the extra few megahertz would certainly be used. I am also expecting my first sprog soon, so I expect that this will be my only Mac purchase for at least 4/5 years and I was thinking that I will never be able to upgrade the processor, so I may as well get the best I can. On the other hand lets look at the things I could buy with the £180 it would cost me to upgrade the processor: A new 24" LCD monitor An xbox 360 A new external HDD/NAS and 'N' spec wireless router A bluetooth keyboard, mouse, desk and chair An upscaling freeview/dvd box 180 cans of decent beer 360 cans of **** beer A few nights out 18,000 penny bubble gums 30 minutes with a good hooker 9 visits to a cheap hooker So what are your thoughts on the matter? Should I pay for the extra processor power or buy something else with the savings? Thankyou in advance!