Ok, I'm sure this question has been asked a thousand times, but if anyone's willing to help me I'd greatly appreciate it. I'm dead set on getting a Macbook Pro, from what I've been told by Mac users and people whose advice I trust, Mac is for sure the way to go. The only problem is that I'm having trouble with deciding what options to get and how to keep myself from spending too much. This is my list of criteria for my Mac: Fast Web Browsing Clear Video Chatting Ability To Record Music and Run Recording Programs well Run Multiple Programs at once and not have a huge decrease in performance Not be horribly outdated in 3 years Some Gaming, not much, not a priority (I realize gaming on a Mac is limited) Be durable enough to last 3 years I'm getting this laptop for college and I'm going to be studying music. I need the laptop to run recording programs and music programs wonderfully. I've decided I'm going to get the 15in Macbook Pro, it seems to be the best value. So the options I'm having trouble deciding between are: 2.0, 2.2 or 2.3 GHz i7 processor 500 GB 5400 RPM or 500 GB 7200 RPM hardrive Glossy Widescreen, HiRes Glossy Widescreen or Antiglare HiRes Glossy Widescreen display And whether or not to have Logic Express 9 preinstalled on my Mac or get another recording program and use Garageband in the meantime (it comes with the Macbook Pro right?) Now as for price, I'd like to keep it around $2200, but $2500 is exceptable if you think the upgrades are worth it. Also, I'm getting the Applecare plan, so that will take up some of my budget as well.