I just sold my beloved 12" ibook and going to buy a new laptop. I have a dual g5 2.0 desktop, plenty fast enough. Here is my quandary. I typically have Coldfusion server, mysql, apache, Dreamweaver CS3, Photoshop CS3, sometimes TextMate, sometimes Flash Pro CS3, Transmit, Mail, ICal, Entourage if I"m telecommuting all running the same time. All of my graphics are for the web so the file sizes are not enormous. I very rarely play games. There is a possibility I might need to dual boot into XP if my windows machine dies, however I seldom use it. I also record music using Cubase3 and a few audio plugins, however this is normally on the desktop, I might on occasion take the laptop to band practice and record perhaps 6 tracks at once using an Alesis Multimix. For the most part the Ibook G4 believe it or not worked out ok, however once I threw ColdFusion8 into the mix things bogged down, and it would be nice to have a larger screen. The big plus I see with the Macbook is durability and portability. Granted I tote the laptop back and forth to work, into the living room, out on the porch and then there s the occasional jaunt into the fields with the telescope (I use stelarrium) so it's not like it will be abused. The plusses for the MacBook Pro are obvious, but I don't want to spend more money than I have to. The thing is I need to do something fairly quickly. I make my living with the computer and I can't go without a laptop for very long. I know the new Macbooks are rumored to come out soon, but I need to do something by 11/9 at the very latest. Sorry to ask the same questions as everyone else, however my needs are a little different than the others I've read lately and this forum always seems to put me on the right path.