Hey everyone as fellow Nikon users I'm wondering what everyone's preference for post-processing is in terms of laptops (I've already got a 3Ghz quadcore desktop if I need raw processing power). I also posted this in the PC forum as I want to get as much feedback as possible before making my final decision. I've currently got two options since my laptop took a drink (literally, someone spilled a martini on it) Dell Latitude D630 Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5Ghz) 14.1" WXGA+ screen Vista Ultimate 1 Gig of Memory (cheaper to upgrade myself after) 5 Year basic warranty and 5 Year Next Business Day On Site support 120 Gig 7200 RPM HD 8X DVD+-R/W 6 Cell battery Intel 3945 Wifi Touchpad with fingerprint reader 5 Year completecare 128 Meg Nvidia Quadro NVS 135M Bluetooth Price: $1517 On the Apple side of things: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.5 Ghz 2 Gigs of RAM 250 Gig 5400 RPM HD 15" Widescreen LED display Backlit keyboard Superdrive 8X Wifi Bluetooth 512 Meg Nvidia 8600M GT 1 Year Warranty Price: $2399 (Refurb) So here are the pros and cons I can find for each so far: D630 No LED LCD No backlight keyboard Not as powerful of a video card for casual gaming OS will not be as stable MBP No modem No serial (both of these items are useful to me as I work in IT) Applecare warranty does not cover accidental damage (I think) Now rumor has it that there will be new MBP's released as early as next week, but I can't really hold my breath and wait as I don't have a personal laptop for work atm. The price on the Dell might even be cheaper as we are a reseller and I might see even more of a savings on the system. Opinions, suggestions, rants? It's a fair amount of change to sink into a post-prouction environment but it doesn't need to be the do it all as I have another system if needed. What about software packages? Do Mac users really have no crashes when using CS3 or Lightroom? How does Aperature stack up against Lightroom?