Hiya, I've recently been to Glasgow and had the chance to see the different 17'' models and came to the conclusion that the HD version is not the right one to go for. Everything is small so a 15'' or a 17'' would be it, if I would buy an MBP. 15'' is smaller, lighter and with a good external monitor cheaper than a 17'' Ok I already were at this point. Now there's a new problem. Linux. Yeah I need to work with Linux because of my new job. Knowledge in Linux will be essential. Plus the company I'm going to work with gets some discount on Thinkpads. Thinkpads aren't bad plus Linux runs good on them. My problem is that I don't know if I should go for a MBP and running Linux via Parallels. Found some links here but I'm not quite sure. Thinkpad or MBP? The quality of Thinkpads is superior. The MBP I saw had some colour missing near the touchpad. Is there anyone out there owning a T61 or a smiliar TP to help me a bit? Yeah I know second thread but it's just not buying trousers. I'd need Vista and Linux for the job but don't wanna miss Mac OS X cos I like it. Quandrary I'm in. CanI just install Linux via Parallels without partitioning the hard drive?