Hi all, thanks in advance for helping me out with your advice. I'm really worried about making the right choice, so I'm going to milk you guys all I can . If you just want to reply to one part of it, that's fine, I realize there's a lot of questions in there. Currently I'm on a 450 Mhz G4 desktop, and I've been looking to get a laptop. When I bought this computer freshman year, I originally said I wouldn't get another one until after college, I would just update the one I'm on. Now that I'm a senior, I'm really starting to want to replace it with a laptop to use with class (bring in the powerpoint lectures to write on, stay on campus instead of going back to the house to write papers, use the internet, e-mail, etc). My concerns are: the graphics card - if I get an adaptor to plug it into my tv for watching dvd's, will this matter? If so, will having the 32 make that much of a difference? Plus, just for normal use with powerpoint, things on the internet, and the very rare game, does the 64 make a big difference over the 32? price - obviously. I have the money for all of them, easily. However, I haven't had time for a job for a long time, and the money just keeps draining out. Would like to have a good amount left for when I get out of college, especially since I will probably be heading to grad school or vet school. Processor Speed - I like to mess around with photos a lot, since I have a digital camera, and some movies, since it can record mpegs. Along with this I just like having multiple apps open at once, and my com is really beginning to lag with this, especially every time I open iPhoto. Then again, this is a 450 Mhz we are talking about, not a 1 GHz, so the slowest one might be ok. Screen size - Is there that much dif? My current screen is a 18" viewable flat trinitron, but I could probably live with a 12". Superdrive would be nice, but whatever. Same with backlit keyboard. And HD size doesn't matter. I haven't even filled up my 20 GB HD on this computer. Weight isn't an issue. Half the time I put on a Strength Jacket to make myself heavier during workouts, or even just walking around, so I'm not worried about the weight. That's the end of it. Thanks for the help.