I could be like other people that write paragraphs and paragraphs trying to get there point across, so I'll just say the main points. I'm starting university soon and need a notebook. No Windows, OS X please. The only time I'm going to use Windows is via VMware Fusion for a single application that I need to use for my studies. This is what I'll mainly use it for: - Taking notes - Writing assignments - Managing iTunes and syncing my iPod - Web browsing, mail, instant messengers - Periodically running Windows via VMware Fusion The MBP entices me due to it's larger screen size, but the cost is what ruins it for me. I know that people say OS X, unibody, and whatever warrants the price, but $3200AU seems a bit steep considering my sister bought a Sony notebook for $1700 that runs fantastically (...for Windows ). The only problem I have with the standard MB is the screen size - it's not bad, but it does look tiny when compared to my 20-inch alu iMac (by the way, I'm flat out refusing to buy the white MB, so please don't suggest it, I'm terrified by the terrible looking screen ) I don't want to get a MacBook Pro if the processor on the standard MacBook will handle my tasks fine. I'm working for a year to save up for my move down to uni, and part of this means that I only have a limited amount of money that I'm going to use in the meantime, so I don't necessarily want to throw a large chunk of my money into a MBP and then have nothing left, when the MB will do everything fine. If you guys can convince me that the MBP is worth it, then I'll get it. If the alu MB will handle it fine, then I'll get that (the low end is $2100 here, with the high end being $2550). Thoughts?