I'm trying to decide on whether I should get a desktop or a laptop for work. I used to use two desktops (PCs): one at home, and one at work, and I used to cart CDs or DVDs full of data around to sync, but that's pretty much a pain. I now use a PC laptop at work and haul that home everynight, but it's too small at work, and it's still a pain to sync the files between the home computer and laptop. We just recently got a PB (older model, but still good!) for home use. I've been thinking about switching at work to Mac as well and assumed I'd just buy two (cheaper) desktops. But I spoke to some colleagues who use PowerBooks and they like the convenience of not having to go through the syncing hassle, as well as knowing that all their files are in one spot. It might seem obvious that I should buy a laptop, but keep in mind that Windows sync programs are not great: I've heard Mac syncing is better, hence my hesitation to abandon the desktop scenario completely. So, my questions are: 1) For those that work at the office and home frequently, is it inconvenient and a hassle to cart around a PB all the time, as opposed to something smaller, like an iPod, to sync files between desktops? I'm an "occasional traveller" (out-of-town conferences 2 or 3 times per year). The laptop would therefore mostly go between home and work, and sometimes I walk or bike - don't always drive. 2) If a laptop is recommended, is a 15" or 17" better? I've read several past threads, and because I like screen space, I'm guessing a 17" for me. However, I've also read that the 1440 X 900 resolution for the 17" is a bit outdated. How do others find the PB17" for portability and screen clarity? I thought maybe I could get a cheap desktop and a PB, or a PB and a separate monitor, but I'm worried that the prospect of always having to sync files or hook up the screen would discourage me from working: a big laptop would allow me to just open up the unit and get going. Thanks.