Ok here is the deal after my birthday and graduation i am going to buy a notebook(a mac duh) but what one. i figure i am gonna have a strict budget of $2,000 i have acceess to a education discount my dad is a teacher. must be in store i am only 17 and dont have a credit card so refurbs are a no! i will use it for school-MS Office i own my own event production company so Video Editing-Final Cut Studio Photography-Aperture, a little bit of photoshop and of cours music, email and browsing Most data will be stored on an external HD just need the internal space for applicatoins and music, mabye a movie or two I was thinking of a new MBP "15.4" just as it is or a macbook and spend the extra money on a display and apple care P.S. i already own all of the software Thanks For the help!!!