i looking to upgrade my entire computer set-up over the summer. i don't want to spend more than $1200. at this point, my main option looks like a mid-range emac with 1GB of ram. however, i've noticed that more and more students are purchasing notebooks, specifically ibooks as their main machines. now both the emac or the ibook would be welcome upgrades from my current machine, but i would like to hear some first hand accounts as to why people have chosen a laptop over a desktop. is simply due to pure mobility reasons? i do simple word processing, some powerpoint, light html/flash, and occasional photoshop stuff. i do like to play graphics intensive games, such as RtCW and MoH:AA. UT2k3 looks nice as well.