First let me explain my situation. I currently have a 2.5 year old desktop and a 10” netbook Desktop: (Q6600, 2Gb RAM, 250 GB HDD, 8800 GTS) + 22” monitor. Netbook: (Atom 1.6, 2 GB Ram, 160 GB HDD) I have been really happy with my desktop pc. Always felt that it was quick and still think so. However the situation is that I study Computer Science and I am growing very tired of having two computers. I never attend exercises because I feel like I have to complete them at the set. If I don’t I have to go through the cumbersome procedure of having to zip things and then send to mail or use USB stick. This is not ideal for me. I am too lazy for that. I would call myself a “Superuser”. I spend all my time in front of my computer running demanding applications like visual studio 2010 while my browser is opened with lots of youtube tabs. My first thought was too get the best MacBook Pro there was. 15” i7 core model with antiglare screen. But this model really costs a lot of money. Not too sure I want to spend that much money when I can get a PC laptop for third a price with same specs. So instead I looked at the cheap 13” 2.4 Gzh model. Its price level is more realistic for me. I would upgrade it to a 500 GB 7200 RPM HD. However I am not unsure if I am setting my standards too low. My logic says that since I use so much time in front of a computer I should invest in the expensive one but my stomach feeling says I should get the cheap model as it is almost half price compared to the 15” model. If it gets too slow after some years I can just buy a new one. What is your input on this? Will a MacBook Pro 13” be fine for me or what or should I really get the 15” model? My concern is primarily performance but also the screen size when I am using it outside my home. I already have a 22” monitor so I can connect it to that when I am home. It is really hard to know how fast it is when you can’t compare it to your own setup. I have generally seen PC laptops with super specs which still performed slow compared to my desktop pc that’s why I am a bit hesitant getting the cheap MBP.