I'm planning on buying one of these machines for university this summer. It dawned on me that I could get a macbook with an external display for around the same cost. I'm still leaning towards the pro machine, as it could completely replace my pc desktop, in addition to being a mac laptop. But if I went the macbook/display route, I'd have a more portable computer on the go, and lots more real estate at home. I was just wondering if anyone has any pictures of the two side-by-side. I can't find any, either on the forum or google, and I would assume it to be a fairly common comparison. I'd also gladly accept any personal experiences.