Hi everyone, I'm new to MacRumors and I have a bit of a dilemma... I've done plenty of searching, but I haven't found an answer I am content with. So I'm hoping you guys can help a brother out! Basically I have a SR 2.2 MBP w/ 4GB of Ram that has been treating me well for nearly a year now, but I can't keep my eyes off that Unibody base macbook! Some background info: I am a college student by day and web "producer" (design/development/marketing) by night. I have a Dell 2407WFP-HC that keeps me sane when it comes to design work, because I cannot get anything done at 1440x900, much less 1280x800. From what I understand, the Unibody MB's screen is pretty subpar, I even hear it being worse than the plastic MBs its replacing! My friend has a 2.53 unibody MBP which is nice, but I am wanting something more portable to lug around while I am at school. In fact, my MBP slides off some of the tables in our lecture halls. I don't have to do any real work while I am traveling or in class, but when I tether the laptop to my monitor/speakers/keyboard/mouse, I expect it to be as outstanding as my current MBP. I still want the computer to be productive without having all my peripherals attached. (Taking notes, light coding, etc). I will do photoshop on my monitor and never on the MB or MBP's screen. I don't play games, so I do not use boot camp, however I run a virtualized copy of XP in VMware fusion for testing purposes. I usually take good care of my stuff, and I am guessing that the Unibody can hold up to more stress than the previous MBPs, therefore I don't have any concerns about reliability, unless of course there are some hardware issues out there? My current MBP has had zero issues, aside from a bad battery. I am really leaning toward the 2.0GHz model, but unless there is some justification to go with the 2.4 model, I will consider it. (Backlit keys isn't one of them ) I see computers as tools, so I tend to upgrade quite frequently every 4-8 months(currently eyeballing a MacPro and some 30" ACDs + waiting for refresh), so I'm not looking for any "futureproofing" or anything, I just want something to make my life easier in the now. My current macbook pro is the longest computer I've owned -- yep, I love it that much! In summary -Want something more portable than current MBP. -Matches performance of current MBP. -Will last till Summer/Fall. Considerations: Unibody MBP 17": Too big for my uses, but I love how it can replace everything I have! Unibody MBP 15.4": Don't really want something to similar to my MBP, but very nice piece of engineering nonetheless. Unibody MB 13.3": Just the right size, screen is subpar, not sure about the performance of the 2.0GHz model. 3Mb L2 Cache is kinda weak. Unibody MBA 13.3": 2Gb RAM limit just kills it for me. SR MBP 15.4": Keep it and just be happy. (Which I am , I just like new stuff!) Anyone in or been in my position? I am looking for whatever advice and opinions this wonderful board can bring! Thanks again for your time! D P.S. I will be posting in both the MB and MBP sections to get the most feedback if you guys don't mind!