I just would like some help answering the question on everybody's mind. MB or MBPro. Current configuration: Dell Insprion 1150 (from way back in the day) Intel Celeron 2.60 GHz 512 MB of RAM 40 GB hard drive (excruciatingly tiny) As you can imagine, opening more than two programs is a bit much for this thing, even iTunes. A little background information: I'm a senior in high school. I am a web designer, graphic artist, and photographer. I also do some print work. I plan to continue working with those areas and possibly moving into some film work as well. Programs in use a lot: The basics obviously. I keep most of the apps I use frequently open almost 100% of the time. These would be: iTunes, Adium, Safari, Mail, BBEdit, etc. Photoshop Aperture InDesign Illustrator These apps are open pretty much all the time, plus more. Also, depending on whether I get into film or not, I may be using Final Cut Pro. Right now I have my eye on the black MacBook, which I would configure out to 2 GBs of RAM and most likely a 200 GB HD. Excuse me if I may sound silly asking, but you have to understand where I'm coming from. I know it will be a 4x upgrade in RAM from what I currently have, but the two questions I have are: Will a maxed out MacBook be able to do run all those apps at the same time? Secondly, if I do decide to get into film, will it be enough to also run Final Cut Pro (I probably won't have the graphic apps open during this)? My other worry is that the MacBook screen won't be big enough when I need it, but right now the reason I want the MacBook is because it's a smaller laptop then what I'm currently lugging around. I know this is a hard decision. I really like the black MacBook for it's style, color, and size, but I'm just wondering if it will be enough or not. Anyways, thanks in advance. And it'll be nice to finally be on the greener side of the fence.