So i've decided to hold off on getting my MBP until the next major revision (which if it happens to be when the upgrade to Merom finally happens, Great!) and instead get a desktop as my first Mac. Here's my dilemma... Using my educational discount i can get one of two desktops for around $2k. Either the 2' iMac or a Mac Mini (nicely upgraded with 2GB RAM and the such) along with a 23" Cinema Display. I realize that the iMac is a MUCH more powerful machine, but i'm not sold on the whole "computer built right in to the monitor thing" since i usually like to run various computers off of the same monitor. Now that i've rambled here's a quick summary of MY pros/cons for each: Pros of iMac... - Core2Duo - NVidia Graphics - iSight built in Cons of iMac... - Can't use the display with my MBP when i get it (BIG CON... as i'll need the additional real estate for graphics processing and most likely have to spring for another display) - Doesn't fit the color scheme of the rest of my equipment (very minor) Pros of Mac Mini w/ ACD... - Cheaper - Can use the dispaly with my MBP (or any other computer) - Small and unobtrusive Cons of Mac Mini w/ ACD... - Intel graphics - no iSight - CoreDuo - Not sure if it can handle a Adobe CS2 workload So sorry this thread (my first thread i've ever started here) was so lengthly, but i'm just really torn. Any suggestions?