Hey, I'm an unemployed college student. Before losing my form of income to go to community college, I've saved enough to go to school twice... something around 12,000. I'll be going to a university afterwards, but loans will have to be taken out for that. Anyway, I'm currently an audio engineer and aspiring to also be a video game journalist. Both career paths have me doing audio/video recording and editing that have become quite intense for my Macbook Pro (2007 Santa Rosa 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo) I'm currently on a 15inch MBP but I'll most likely be forced to buy the 17inch MBP since my external hard drives run from my eSATA port and only the 17inch have that still. My questions are: 1. is the new Macbook Pro extremely better than my current MBP or is it just a slight change? Is it worth dropping the cash for an upgrade basically. 2. should I be buying a laptop with saved money when I don't have a job? lol I plan on working during the summers and saving that cash as well, but I feel weird being unemployed purchasing a $2700 laptop.