At the moment, my friend and I are Editors of the Contact Book for our school and the elementary school in our area, and we are as of now using a 3 year old Dell with, 2.4GHz 512mb 100GB ( Which is enough for what we do ) Stock Graphics Card And we've just come to the conclusion that we need a new computer to run Adobe CS2 and Contact Sheet Pro properly. We've opted for a Mac 512MB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 2x256 ( extra RAM from 3rd party later) Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5 160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm ATI Radeon X850 XT w/256MB DDR SDRAM AirPort Extreme Card 16x SuperDrive double-layer (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) But the administration of our school really doesn't like Macs, and says that they will not approve of this purchase because more people use Windows and it would take too long to train the next editors of the Contact Book to use the new computer, but this argument makes no sense since we will be spending just as much time teaching them Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign anyways no matter what OS it is on. Therefore, we are looking also at any Window PC Options, we are considering a Top of the Line Dell XPS or Alienware or something very expensive and that will last maybe 3-5 years, if anyone could help us convince our Administration of the Apple than we would be immensely happy. The Video Yearbook of our school convinced them to purchase the same computer we are opting for but with 4GB of RAM to do their video editing on, so we might possibly convince them. Longevity, upgradability and expansion matter a lot to us, but since it is Graphic Design, I would think it isn't as necessary for expansion/upgradability as video editing. Is the set up we are requesting overkill? If so, what should we opt for? Also, we have a 19" LCD Screen right now and are thinking of getting another identical 19" LCD and span them. What are your suggestions on the screen? CRT or LCD and size. Thank you guys for your insight and suggestions.