Ok, so my thinking of I was sold on the 970 idea has gotten me more confused. I was thinking what if I had a laptop. I would love to have the portability of a laptop. My only problem is I have had a desktop all my life and am currently using a 15' flat panel VGA monitor. I have used a 12" Powerbook and felt that it was kinda small but didn't really get used to it. The 15 and 17 are way out of my budget as I would like to stay below 1,500 (using my educational discount). My question is being new to Macs and all is this. What would you all reccomend for a system in which I do light photoshop (design web pages) GoLive and the rest is all for the internet, working on papers, and listening to music. Thats it. I'm sorry I posted something like this earlier but this can all be very confusing as what to do. What is a more sound investment? Wait for the 970's or the Powerbook. Also, a rep from Apple called me today letting me know that if I buy a laptop I can get $200 off any iPod since its educational. What do to?!!!