I am talking in early 07 but it never hurts to think ahead Right now I have a 3 year old PC that I hate, a lovely viewsonic LCD and a macbook. I share the PC with the parents, although they only use it for emails, web browsing, etc. I use my macbook for university stuff. My uncle wants to buy my macbook from me early next year because he wants a laptop to go with his iMac (i dont get why but whatever) but he can't really justify spending $1200 on one. I want the extra power from the Macbook Pro for some games and such. The increased size isn't a big deal because the MBP isn't all that much bigger than a MB, while the screen real estate is nice and the aluminum casing is divine. I am thinking, i sell the macbook to my uncle, flog off my PC for a few hundred bucks and get the parents to pitch in (since they need a computer too). With that I buy a Mac Mini and a 15 inch MBP. This way I will have a desktop replacement for me, and a good little mac for my parents that I can also use. I already have a nice monitor and a slick keyboard and mouse so I don't need the whole iMac setup, nor do I need it's power as my parents will never push a macmini to its limit. I don't need to buy a brand new mini either, I could get an outdated model (hopefully they update them in a while) for cheaper since it's just a web browsing, emailer anyway. I realize its a while off but I wanna plan out how much it will cost (give or take a bit due to new model pricing etc.) now.