I know they're two totally differnet platforms, but let me tell ya what the deals are. A Titanium for $2200, superdrive, and Applecare....or a PowerMac DP 1.25 with a 23" screen for $3300. The Titanium discount is through my school and the PowerMac is through the Developers discount. I would use it mainly for email, office applications, virtual PC sparingly to play Red Alert. I wouldn't take the laptop to class for notes or anything, but as a college student mobility might be nice for taking it home on the weekends. I'm in Air Force ROTC so when I graduate I'll be moving around every 3 years or so, but I could always buy a Desktop before I graduate and then use the Titanium for my mobile stuff. Any comments / suggestions? I don't want to spend more than $3500 tops! I would also do some photoshop, and adobe stuff. Would I see a hit in performance without the DDR? Thanks all!