I have been a desktop pers on for my entire college career. I am very much a fan of both the power and expandabiliy that desktops offer. However, I need to switch to a laptop for the next four years (portability, cleanliness, classwork...). I do not want to take a step back from my current hardware (in any fashion) which is the cause of my problem. My current setup is: PM single 1.8 G5 processor 1 gig RAM 320 gigs hard drive ATI 9600 64meg With the new intel processors and the availability of universal binaries, I am no longer concerned about the processor/power issue. RAM is not an issue with the MBP, nor is gfx card. The problem is I have a large music library (~60 gigs), and a growing photo library (+5 gigs), and want to leave my options open for toying around with DV or multiple operating systems. Furthermore, I am very hesitant to just toss all of my personal files (music, photos) onto an external drive, because I want to be portable (taking a laptop around is one thing, taking a laptop+hardrive+powersupply+whatever is unacceptable). The problem here is hard-drive space. What should I do? Option 1) Buy a MBP with the big harddrive (120gigs) and sell my PM, hoping that the 120gigs will suffice. Option 2) Buy a MBP and keep the PM as a server (but adding to the clutter of my small apartment). Option 3) Buy a MBP, sell the PM, and get an external harddrive. Option 4) ? Convince me.