Ok, this is my first post and I'm about to dump a whole lot of money and invest in some apple products. Here's what my current computing environment is and what I would like it to be: I currently have a fairly new Desktop PC - 3.6Ghz Quad Core, ATi 3870 X2 - Crossfired on a 22-inch Samsung Monitor. However, I am getting sick of Vista. It just sucks. I might still play games on it, but that's it. So I'm going apple...but which one?? Ultimately, I'd like to bring my new apple notebook around to work occasionally and when home, connect it to either my current monitor that I own or get a new Cinema HD display and connect it to that. The desktop will sit at home collecting dust unless I want to use windows or play games. I've read the macrumors guide on "Which Apple Notebook", but this didn't really help in settling my decision - Macbook or MBP high-end? The Low-End MBP doesn't really interest me. Besides the obvious differences, which is really better value for money/performance? If I buy a Macbook, I'll save almost $1000. Here are some questions: 1. If I were to use the savings from Macbook towards upgrading HDD (500GB) and 4GB RAM, would there be a noticeable performace difference between MBP and upgraded Macbook? 2. Can Macbook connect to 24 or 30-inch Cinema HD using the Cinema HD's native resolution (which can be set higher than 1280 X 800) with the notebook's screen off? I don't want to extend my desktop at home. I just want a larger screen to work with. I know the MBP connects to cinema 30 without problems, but can standard high-end Macbook do this? Can the 9400M NVIDIA chips handle the full-HD resolution without any lag? Thanks for the help and reading this long post.