I posted something similar in the 'Buying Tips, Advice' forum, but thought I would get a more specific response here. I will be buying my first mac ever to work on graphic & web design as a freelance/hobby. I have considered the following options: Choice 1: mini $599 model upgrade RAM to 2gb + 24" Samsung or Dell monitor Choice 2: New 13" MBP $1099 (student price) 2.26ghzm,2gb,160gb, + 24" same as above (and get free ipod touch) Choice 3: Refurb 15" MBP $1449, 2.53ghz, 4gb, 320gb, no extra monitor for a while since I think the 15" will be good enough to get me going. I'm leaning more towards a MBP though because of portability. Will the 13" MBP be very limiting in regards to learning and using Adobe CS4, primarily photoshop, illustrator and dw? I would probably buy a 2nd larger monitor in about 6 months after my mac purchase.