To MacBook Or Not To MacBook?

The new MacBook Pro is Apple’s first laptop with their new Intel chip, which will make it the fastest Apple laptop ever by far. Unfortunately the current version of Photoshop is not configured to run on the Intel chip, so until the next version comes out Photoshop will actually run slower on the MacBook Pro.

Having a good laptop would be a great addition to my business. My wife could go online or help me with administrative tasks (which she loves doing) without booting me off the computer. I could take my projects out of my lonely studio and into a coffee shop or bookstore, where at least there are other people around. I don’t travel much, but when I do I could take work with me (though that may not always be a good thing), even working in the car while my wife drives. Best of all I could check e-mail and go online wirelessly from just about anywhere. With the built-in iSight camera I could do free video chats with my wife. And the MacBook Pro doubles as a portable DVD player and iTunes player, complete with remote control. In short, a MacBook Pro could really free me up.

But would it be worth the $2,500 price tag?

So I’m wondering….do any of you blog readers use a laptop for artwork? If so, what do you like (or dislike) about it? And how does the wireless internet thing work? Do you get good connections or is it not as great as it sounds? Post a comment and let me know what you think.