Okay, I know I post a billion threads in this forum, but only because you guys are so helpful . And the fact that I'm so confused, and I want to upgrade before I go to college in the fall! I currently have a Powerbook G4 12" hooked up to a 23" ACD. I love it of course, but sometimes the PB coughs running so much stuff out of it, and I want to be able to use it as a portable device (yes, I can unhook it every day from the ACD for school, but I have an external HD, etc attached that means half my files are left at home, the lot). I have two iPods (see below), a Dell Axim to sell, and maybe $200 to spend. I might be able to sell some other things and work some during the summer and bring the cash up to maybe $400 or so. I'm guessing the iPods and the Axim will bring in $600 (hopefully). Then I think I can sell the PB for $1000. I will still need an iPod; I am planning on getting the 30GB iPod Video (60Gb is just too big and also I don't like how heavy/thick it is). I'm thining of a Macbook/Mac Mini combo, but the total is around $2400 (-$179 for the iPod discount), and I'm afraid that I'll just have two subpar computers compared to my Powerbook. Plus it's a little out of my price range. Apple USB Modem Part Number: MA034Z/A Estimated Ship: Within 24 hours Remove $44.00 $44.00 iPod 30GB - White Part Number: MA002LL/A Estimated Ship: Within 24 hours Remove $269.00 $269.00 MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo - White Part Number: Z0D5 SuperDrive (DVD±RW/CD-RW) Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo 100GB Serial ATA drive 1GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x512 Accessory Kit Estimated Ship: 1-3 business days Remove $1,424.00 $1,424.00 Mac mini 1.5GHz Intel Core Solo Part Number: MA205LL/A Estimated Ship: Within 24 hours Remove $579.00 $579.00 Cart Subtotal: $2,316.00 Free Shipping: $0.00 Estimated Tax*: $138.96 Estimated Total: $2,454.96 Now for my uses: -Web Design (Dreamweaver, Photoshop CS2, Illustrator, etc) -iLife stuff (iDVD, iMovie, iPhoto, the works) -Internet, word processing, email, all the normal stuff I am worried most about the GRAPHICS CARD. I realize the issue with Intel Macs and Photoshop, but I'll deal with it until CS3 comes out. Any help with how to get a Desktop/Laptop combo that has at least one GOOD computer to hook up to the 23" ACD. BTW, I am not selling the ACD. It was a gift + I love it .