OK, sorry for starting yet another "What should I buy" thread, but I believe I am in somewhat of a unique situation. Yes, I did do a quick search. Firstly, I'm at Uni, just finished the first semester of my second year. I'm doing Aeronautical Engineering combined with Physics. I am on the train commuting to Uni every day for about 1.5 hours each way. I will be using Matlab a lot, plus Solidworks, some games, and of course all the little stuff like internet, music and word processing. Basically, I feel I could really use the extra power of the MBP, and I would get one, except a AU$3G notebook is probably a bit too risky to take to Uni every day, in case it gets stolen, or damaged. Also, I don't like the idea of using a Macbook as a desktop replacement. I have 3.5 years more Uni to get through, and so I want something that will last a while. So, I figure I have 3 choices: 1) Settle and try and survive with the Macbook, probably the middle one. 2) Risk going with the MBP, use ADC discount to get it. 3) Get the entry level Macbook to take to Uni every day, as well as an iMac to stay at home and do the heavy stuff. Hopefully, the iMacs will get a Santa Rosa redesign within a few weeks, with a faster CPU and better graphics card. Who knows, maybe they will go with faster desktop CPUs instead of the notebook ones? So, what are you guy's opinions?