So 8 months after selling my 2.0GHz MB and waiting for the MBP, I now find myself once again tempted by the new MB. My uses - writing, internet and digital photography. I would class myself as a 'serious amateur' - it's purely a hobby but I do take a lot of photos. I do not play any games at all. The reason I wanted the MBP was the processor speed and graphics card, but now the MB seems to have closed the gap between the two. Screen size is another factor but not crucial as I can always get a proper external monitor for editing at home. Before the release I was going to get the top end 15" MBP but now the prices have shot up in Australia so I can probably only stretch to the low end 2.4GHz. Which means the only significant differences, as I see it, are: - screen size - dedicated graphics card on MBP I plan to use Aperture 2.0 or Lightroom but haven't decided which yet (I will download both trials and make my decision), and either PS elements or CS4 - again I will trial elements before I decide. What I really want to know is will the MB be powerful enough for my purposes, screen size aside? Will the differences in graphics capabilities be significant for the purposes of Aperture/Lightroom and minor photoshop work (levels, dodge/burn etc)? Thanks for your advice.