So I will be purchasing my first notebook in a month or two, after I save some more. Here's what I want it to do: - Run Logic Pro 8, complete with things like external midi devices and guitar imput, etc. I am not a pro musician, but have gotten paid for compositions in the recent past and have prospects for the future (plus, I just love to do it in my free time). I want to make sure my computer can run this, no problem - Run some cool computer only games (like Civlization 4) - not exactly Call of Duty, but surprisingly graphics intesive - Last for a while (my current computer is an iMac from summer 2004 and it is starting to chug a bit - that's fine, I expect to have to get a new computer every 4-5 years) That's really about it. If it can do these things, it will be able to do anything else I expect from a laptop. These are the two choices I've narrowed down to: 1. 2.4 GHz MacBook upgraded to 4GB RAM, Apple remote, applecare protection: $2,138.02 with tax 2. 2.4 GHz MacBook Pro upgraded to 4 GB RAM, Apple remote, applecare protection: $2,668.02 with tax Correct me if I'm wrong, but the difference in price is basically $100 for applecare and $420 for integrated graphics. Do I need integrated graphics to do what I want? That $500 some could really help out elsewhere (like, for example, buying Logic!). Also feel free to tell me if I am way off base on my desired specs. Thank you!