I write this thread knowing full well how often this comes up, and I apologize. I'm just irritated right now and need some objectivity to calm me down: My plan up until right now has been to wait for the redesigned Macbook Pros. I currently have a 2008 Macbook (see signature), and I'm generally happy with it. But, I'm using Logic quite a lot these days, and have been finding the cpu in the Macbook rather too weak to handle my dozens of plugins and tracks. I just went through a fun little recording session where I'd get a damn overload error every 30 seconds. Good takes were lost because the cpu couldn't keep up. There are sections of the song I flat-out can not playback right now. That makes mixing really easy, doesn't it? There's a benchmark out there that effectively tests how many tracks a computer can run in Logic. I know for a fact that the current Macbook Pros can handle about 3x as much as my Macbook can. Seems Logic benefits a lot from multiple cores and hyper threading. So, I've been looking to upgrade to a quad core i7 15" Macbook Pro, be it current or redesigned: Reasons I wanted to wait for the redesign: - Increased GPU performance is always nice. - USB 3.0. I don't use it now, but I don't want to be left behind if that becomes the standard. - Presumed lack of an ODD. I don't need it. - Presumed increase in battery life. 7 hours is great, but more is in fact more better. - The performance bump from Sandy to Ivy Bridge could make for an extra 10 or so tracks before I start to get overload errors. I don't know if I'd push the thing that hard, but it's reasonable to assume that I will eventually. Reasons I want to pull the trigger now: The current 15" Pro is already a massive step up from what I have in terms of: - CPU - GPU - Battery life - Screen resolution and quality - Constant goram overload errors!!! So... simple question: What would you do?