I've read this forum pretty thoroughly over the past few days, but I thought I'd try and get a little more input - Am looking at buying a Macbook after nearly a decade with PCs of various sorts. My first Mac was a PowerBook 190cs; my last, a 2400c. The 2400c went in for a new logic board twice in the first year I used it, and made the trip back to Apple for a hard drive in its first week - but until I bought that computer, I had no idea that it was possible to fall in love with a laptop. I imagine that those who used one for any length of time know the feeling. I can't remember what drove me back to PCs - the logic boards (third time's a charm) and my dislike for translucent plastic probably had something to do with it - but I always missed my 2400c. Recently, I had the opportunity to spend some time with OS X. Impressed, I took a closer look at Apple's current range. Peripherally, I suppose, the black Macbook 2.4 reminds me of my long lost 2400c - but it's more than that. There's something thoroughly inspiring about Apple's interfaces and, much as Win XP has been fairly solid for me, I don't remember it ever quite making me smile the way that a few hours with a new Mac did. Perhaps I'm easily pleased, or I've been away too long. Either way - - I'm looking to upgrade from an older Thinkpad, and the idea of being able to run Leopard while also windowing a few of my must-have Windows apps very much appeals to me. Is anyone out there regularly running Photoshop CS3 and editing video in Leopard on a Macbook 2.4 2GB, while simultaneously using, say, Visual Studio 2005/ MS SQL Server through Parallels? How realistic is such a scenario? I'm not planning on playing games on whatever I buy, but I'm trying to figure out how much I'd miss the graphics card of the Macbook Pro. Thanks in advance for your advice and patience.