Hey Folks, The saga continues. As some of you know, I bought an MBA and an iMac. After having the iMac for a couple of weeks and not using it much, I had the bright idea to return the iMac, sell my MBA and get a MBP. Now I'm not sure I want to get rid of my MBA - I like it too much! Anyway, my plan for the machine is to house my iTunes library, iPhoto library, iMovies, etc. I'm not a power user, but like the idea of a larger screen and larger hard drive and built in drive. I will likely just use the iLife suite with a handful of other apps like MS Office. It will be a home machine, not for business use or gaming. I would like to connect it to a larger monitor - likely a 23" ACD. I'm looking for a machine that can be my main home machine so I can ditch my XP desktop. MBP Advantages: Larger Screen Larger HD More ports More powerful More expandable MBA Advantages: Lightweight Very cool! To date, I love my Air, but I haven't put anything on it. It's essentially vanilla except for taz prep software. So, I'm not sure how it will perform once it gets loaded down. Any other factors I should consider? Any suggestions? Also, when you are burning a disk on a Mac, is the system rendered useless like in Windoze or can you continue to work? If it dramatically slows things down, then I may just keep my Mac Mini / MBA combo.