I currently have been using a MBP for my photography business. (2.33 C2D 3 GB RAM blah blah blah) I have this hooked up to a 23 inch ACD and esata 750 gb hard drive. My productivity is going out the window since I wait for things to export and render in lightroom half the time without being able to multitask. I can't deal with how slow the machine is anymore and want to pull the trigger on a macpro. I was thinking the default 2x2.8, 8800, 2GB ram (8gb OWC ram)=10GB total, 2x750gb hd to start. Im really hoping I will be happy with this set up. I want to be able to at the same time.... Export 3-5 sets of images full resolution to hard drive in lightroom Upload 2 lightroom galleries Work on 10-15 images in cs3 (sharpening, shadow/highlight, levels, large dodges/burn) Have itunes running without skipping Have these programs open in the background- adium, mail, firefox, transmit,coda, dreamweaver With the amount of work I have I find myself multitasking constantly and the MBP really slows everything down. Will this MacPro setup be up to the test? Or should I bump the processor or wait for next revision. (I will be purchasing in a bout a month BTW) I also am getting into a lot of video/motion graphics so its def time to upgrade just the question of how much powah!