So I know it is really up to me, and that something better will come along soon (something always does), but still I feel it is worth asking the community what they think. I currently have a MacBook Pro Intel Core Duo 2.16ghz with 2GB RAM and an upgraded 7200rpm 200GB drive in it. I live and die by this thing, I work as a photo retoucher and graphic designer and I also produce music with my laptop (Logic, Ableton Live, Reason) and even perform with it on stage. I've had this laptop for 3 years in August (a good run all things considered) and have to say that it has served me very well. Still I hit the CPU ceiling everyday and generally the machine just feels slow, it's at the end of its life cycle for me, and since I make most of my money and art with the thing, I like to have something nice. My main reservation is Apple's supposed move to the new Nehalem chips or generally quadcore chips in their laptops and that I will find myself in a situation as soon as Q3 2009 wishing I hadn't bought one of these machines yet. Yes, I know, something faster is always around the bend, and this I can deal with, but the new chipset is rumored to be a signifigant improvement and so I wonder if I should wait. The laptop I have continues to serve me well, however being so steeped in digital media I am inclined to buy a new one (and sell this one off while it still has some value) by the end of this year for sure. Any thoughts are much appreciated!