So I will be buying either a MacBook Pro or mac pro/ iMac (Don't really like since it does not have the easy upgradability like the MP, but I'm open to anything) between now and MacWorld. If a MacPro is in the mix it would definitelty be in Jan after an update, hopefully. Mainly my question is for the uses listed below, is the Mac Pro/ iMac really going to make them significantly easier and faster to the point where it's worth buying or not? if I'm way off line (I don't think I am here), would the MacBook be fine? Anyway here is what I will need it for, in order: Handbrake and Mac The Ripper- Converting my entire DVD collection to iphone/ipod format. From what I have read, this is a more CPU intensive process rather than a powerful video card. From personal experience, quality on the OSX version is a little better than a PC. Currently I have an Inspiron 1420 with an 8400 GS 128MB video card and T8600 2.4GHz processor and it takes about 50 mins for convert a DVD at about 42 fps and 100% CPU usage. This is by using my BD/RE drive not using a Video TS file from the HDD. Basically my question is will there be a significant difference in the time it takes if I get a MBP with a 2.8GHz CPU or MP? If its only a 5 minute difference, I can deal, but if its going to 1/2 the time and get 100fps like I've heard, then it's worth it to me. Flight Simulator X- Obviously I'd be running this in Windows, Vista Home Premium probably. So, which video card for the MP and would that video card be better than the one in the MBP for that game in particular? Some Photoshop and Music Programs- I do a little photo/ video editing and do work with audacity and similar type apps. Portability would be nice, but chances are I'll be adding another lighter 13 inch laptop, so the difference between the MP/iMac and MBP in portability is negligible. I would connect both of them to my Gateway 24" monitor.