I'm sure this has been asked, but I'm going to again anyways. I've been using my iBook G3 forever. I need a new computer. This is what it comes down to. I already have a mouse and external Keyboard, an iCurve also. If I get the macbook this will be the specs 2.0 GHz processor (white) Superdrive 60gig HD (upgradeable on my own later) 2 GB ram (ordered off newegg etc) everything else will be stock, however I'll be buying a 20inch widescreen display, not apple but Viewsonic or Acer most likey. Now for the Macbook Pro 15inch Base Model 2.16GHz processor 2 GB ram (off newegg) 128MB video memory 120 GB HD (stock, won't need to up that) everything else stock. The macbook pro will come out to like 2100 with the ram and apple care, my dad gets a Discount through work. macbook will be about 1550 with the ram and apple care, and then the monitor will be about 200-300. The one thing I want to know, is that one of my teachers says I'm pretty good with Maya and I should keep on using it, and see if I can get better, possibly get fully trained as a Maya "guru" if college doesn't work. Regardless, I want a computer that'll be able to handle Maya and Photoshop. I've got a legal XP Profesional Serial Key that I'll be using for boot camp, so I can run Maya and PS in Windows untill they come out with intel versions. I was wondering if the Macbook will be able to handle all that, AND on an external display, withs its 64 mb shared video memory. Also I'm assuming I can run basic games on the Macbook in XP, mainly Counterstrike and Unreal Championship. Thanks a Ton JESUS THAT IS LONG CLIFFS: Macbook or Macbook Pro?