Wants vs Needs are always a great conundrum when you finally reach adulthood. Right now I am starting my career off, will be making enough money to easily support myself, but at the same time there comes a point when you just have to be a bit frugal with money. I'll be honest, I love my desktop, but the thing is 5 years old, and has had to be overhauled 2 years ago because of a faulty power supply that led to dead Ram and Hard Drive. So I have decided to end my association with the windows platform after re-installing the OS once more, and mind you I have antivirus software, spyware/malware software, a nice firewall, and practice safe surfing habits, but still windows and my PC seem to fail me. So I have become fond of the idea of going to OS X and getting my first Apple. I have wanted portability for ages so I am looking at the 3 notebook lines and to be honest I don't know what I really need out of a PC anymore. I do digital drawing with OpenCanvas, a dabble in Photoshop a bit, do a fair amount of photo editing, and to be honest I am probably a pretty typical consumer as far as use goes. As far as the MacBook Air goes I love the style of the product, but to be honest you can sacrifice a bit too much when it comes to that much weight loss. So would basically would a MacBook or a MacBook Pro better fit my needs? MacBook * 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo * 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB * 250GB Serial ATA Drive * AppleCare Protection Plan Or MacBookPro * 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Duo * 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x2GB * 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm * MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Resolution LED Widescreen Display * AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll I think my biggest concern so far is screen size, as I plan on whatever I buy becoming my main computer, but at the same time portability is also a concern. Any and all advice would be appreciated, and thank you in advance.