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Nov 5, 2009

i'm set on the 13'' MBP for portability, size, and strength and got stuck.
I will be primarily using this machine for heavy music downloading/use, regular browsing, and when I completely make the switch to all digital DJing, it will be the mainstay in my setupIf I have no need for gaming or video/photo editing, would it be in my best interest to wait for the MBP upgrade anyway? It's not the most important thing for me to carry the 'biggest stick' but I would like to be completely competent. I'm about the multitasking.

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Mar 23, 2008

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May 2, 2010

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Dec 25, 2008

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May 6, 2010

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