I'm heading off to college in the fall and I'm going to be buying my first laptop this summer. In the past I've always assumed I'd get a MacBook, but recently I'm reconsidering and thinking that maybe I should take the next step up to a MacBook Pro. Obviously, as a college student, I would be doing word processing, e-mails, music, etc. However, I love to do video editing in my free time (my friends and I like to make short comedy videos) and I'm planning on learning to use Final Cut Express. Also, I'm starting to get into music editing and remixing, and though I know very little about it yet, I'd also like to learn to use Logic Express. The only other thing I can think of that I'll be using it for is gaming, specifically The Sims 3. So I want something that will be super fast, but will be able to handle intensive software without much difficulty. I would love to get a fantastic laptop that will last me well into the future so that I don't have to replace it until it eventually dies, though it certainly comes with a large price tag. Should I buy a 2.4 GHz MacBook w/ 4GB of memory and a 320 GB @ 5400 RPM hard drive for just under $1700 (which is what I was originally planning on getting), or upgrade to a MBP with better specs? Would I really be gaining anything of note for the extra money besides a larger screen size? Considering I'll have a lot of other expenses for college (clothes, bedding, dorm supplies, textbooks, etc.), is it worth spending another few hundred dollars on a laptop?