Here's my situation and I'm interested in any thoughts any of you have. I'm a college student and my only computer now is a wonderful 12" PB. With my scholarships I can buy either a MBP or MP this summer. I'm just not sure which I should get. I have $2500 of the school's money to spend and I also have an ADC membership. Therefore, Stock Macbook Pro 15.4 in. = $1730, Macbook Pro 15.4 in. 200 GB 7200 RPM = $1970, Macbook Pro 17 in. 160 GB Hi-R = $2510, Macbook Pro 17 in. 200 GB Hi-R = $2685, Stock mac pro-$2425. I have a couple hundred dollars to spend if I need no in going over 2500. Also, some more information: I can't buy till summer so it will be after a MBP update (whenever that happens) and I already have a 22" monitor (that I hook my powerbook to run like desktop w/wireless mouse and keyboard) so that's not an added expense if I buy the MP. I'm leaning towards going all out on the MBP (17, HR, 7200) because if I did so that computer could be my absolute primary computer for probably until apple releases something I cannot help but buy in the future. So anyways, thoughts?