my powerbook is starting to struggle to keep up with my daily needs and I will be replacing it this summer. For the past year or so I have had my eyes set on a new macbook pro. I liked the extra screen real estate, matte option, and nice graphics card for games etc. I have come to realize that I haven't played a computer game in 3 years and I probably won't get back into them as I hardly ever touch my xbox360 either. While discrete graphics would be nice for some autocad and CATIA purposes, there are very powerful computers on campus I can use for those. I have a passion for music and have written many songs and I'd like to start recording them (audacity and built in mic doesn't really cut it). I have a friend at music school who works in a recording studio so he's giving me some input as to what sort of interface and mic I need. I will only be recording guitar and vocals, probably as 2 tracks. ----------if you dont care about me and just want to answer the question look below---------- Okay so, is there any reason a macbook pro would benefit over a macbook for entry level recording work? the idea is that if I go with the macbook I can spend more money on recording stuff. A second question is should I get a 7200rpm 200gb hard drive or 5400rpm high density 500 gb hard drive to use internally in either machine? Thanks.