Okaay.. I never realizing buying a computer was such a hassle. I bought a Dell for my parents (yes, I know.) over a weekend. Buying a personal computer is apparently way more difficult. But -- the Dell was just for normal websurfing, typing papers, typical stuff. My computer needs to be able to handle design -- large photoshop, illustrator, quark, indesign files. I tend to work with a lot of layers and I work at a high resolution for print. I have a 300GB External Hard drive so HD isn't that much of an issue. I have a budget of 1300$ (which sucks, I know. Ah, to have 4000$ to spend on electronics!) Will a 12" 1000$ Powerbook be able to handle my graphic work? I'd get a 20 inch screen (the viewsonic around $280.) with it. It'll definitely be nice to have something portable. I could also wait for a Macbook -- which would probably be comparable to a 12" Powerbook, correct? Speed, graphic card, etc? Since there's an <1000$ iBook model, the Macbook should have something in a similar price range.. and I'd also get the 20 inch screen with it. Or.. I could get an iMac Intel 17" (20" if I get lucky or want to bump up my price range) which would give the best value for my money.. and with a iLugger (another $100) "could" be portable but not really. I posted previously and received good suggestions -- but wanted to ask again now that I have three defined options. Thank you!