Let me preface this thread with the statement this is purely hypothetical for the time being. I'm only thinking about it. I currently have a 2.33Ghz 15" MBP and a 2.66Ghz Mac Pro. My workflow is 95% professional photography, and now I'm dabbling in video (FCP). As of late, and for the foreseeable future I have been, and will be traveling quite a bit. My macbook pro still gets the job done, but it IS starting to show some "gray hairs" if you catch my drift. I've upgraded it as much as you possibly can so it will not be getting any faster (unless snow-leopard makes things run better) My mac pro is still a very competent machine with plenty of room for upgrades, but unless I'm at home, it doesn't see a lot of use truthfully. I was toying with the idea of getting one of the new 17" MBPs w/ the anti-glare screen, the 3.06ghz processor and the 500gb 7200rpm drive. (I would live with 4GB ram until 8GB becomes significantly cheaper). I have a 23" cinema display at home, and external drives, and all that good stuff, so in essence I would just dock it and be up and running. The only downsides I can piece together in this little thought of mine is: 1- limited hard drive space. 2- 17" notebooks are not plane friendly (my first mac was a 17" powerbook, and I remember all too well how not fun that was to use on a plane) 3- well.. there is no 3 I can think of. I'm interested in hearing both sides. Again this is very hypothetical, but if I really like the idea I may go through with it.