Hello! So, I have a Mac Pro, early 2008 (specs are in the signature). I use it for everyday work, light gaming, and most importantly, Logic Studio. I have recently started studying music at University. Thus, a portable computer would be most helpful. Not only that, but the CPU in the Mac Pro is starting to show its age. With the newly installed EWQL Library, the CPU is struggling to keep up half the time, even with the EWQL engine set to low. While I purchased the Mac Pro for its flexibility in customization, I'm starting to wonder if I should cut my losses and go with a high end MacBook Pro. It's twice as fast as my Mac Pro CPU wise, gives me a portable workstation that I can use at work (and perhaps live performances), and has an adequate GPU for gaming needs. Plus, with an installed eSATA express card, storage shouldn't be an issue (not to mention Thunderbolt). Of course, there are benefits with sticking with my Mac Pro: It's still gaming relevant, ESPECIALLY if I install an AMD 5870; it has a lot of RAM; and it's easy to add extra HDD if I'm running low on space (which, while I could probably cut down on the storage space, I am glad I have my 1.75TB of space). It's just that bloody CPU limitation that's getting in the way of Logic. While it's possible to add an additional CPU, the hassle, price, and risk is simply not worth the performance gain. If I sell my Mac Pro, I could probably get around... $1000 to $1500? I might be pushing it a little, but this baby still has a lot of life left... just not for professional editing. I'm just trying to get some thoughts about the issue. For the most part, people have suggested sticking with the Mac Pro... but that CPU bottleneck is only going to get worse from here on. Once those new Mac Pros come out (which should be any time soon), I wouldn't be surprised if the resale value for my Mac Pro drops further. Please note: While I enjoy gaming, it's coming to a point in my life where it's not something I truly consider relevant. It's just something nice to have.