Hey all Since my beloved iBook bit the dust last month, I have been anxiously waiting for the new updates, and was all but set on buying a new MacBook, except.... no firewire! Gasp! I am a pro musician/engineer/producer and use my computer mostly for multi-track recording sessions in pro tools. (I also use it for live performance with a variety of software synths.) Since my audio interface (and every decent interface that doesn't use PCI) is firewire-only, the new macbook is no longer an option for me. Should I a) dish out twice the $$ for a MBP, and enjoy the awesome yet somewhat unnecessary spoils? ($2150 CDN + 400 ext. applecare) b) swallow my new-tech-excitement and go with a refurb black MB for almost half the price? ($1200 CDN + 300 ext. applecare) c) another option I haven't thought of The most important thing for me is processor power and ram, as my sessions can get pretty intense when running multiple plugins and such, so would the faster ram and processor busses on the new MBP make a big difference for me? Also, with all this talk of Snow Leopard, am I better off investing in the future and getting something that will keep up with whatever Apple throws at me? Or should I save my money so that I can supplement my MB with a desktop machine in the future that will be able to answer any of my graphics-based needs that arise in the future? (gaming, video editing, and other fun things that aren't critical to my profession) Ideas? Suggestions? Anybody here have experience with the older MBs in professional audio recording situations? Thanks in advance!