Right now I have the 1.25 GHz version of the 15 inch Aluminum PowerBook. I had it BTO to take out the SuperDrive for a Combo, and downgraded the HD to 60GB. It suits my need rather well. However, as with most college campuses, desk space is extremely limited and taking a 15 inch laptop will not even really fit on the desk. I am therefore considering selling this machine and buying a 12 inch PowerBook to take with me to classes, and then a 17 inch Flat-Panel monitor to sit on the desk in my room to give me even more screen space for big-time project work. I want the BlueTooth and WI-FI built in, though I'm still considering Super vs Combo Drive. I need the machine to comfortably handle Flash, all manner of scripting (probably via VirtualPC since we do programming on Windows boxes), Photoshop, Final Cut Pro 3, and obviously internet and word processing. It would also be very nice to be able to play at least Halo and other higher end games. I would like to discuss pros and cons of changing my technology set-up. As I see it so far: Pros would be bigger screen size and better display quality. Also more portability for the book itself. Cons would be less power/features in the notebook. Things I don't know are: I'm going for bang-for-buck here, so what's the best monitor I can get on the cheap? However, if Apple's are simply the best, I'll spend the extra for it. What's the battery life like in comparison. I generally get 2.5-3 hours out of my 15 inch, is that likely to go up or down? What else am I not thinking of that I should be before making this purchase? Another question is time-frame. I have some projects throughout the summer that will require the use of my laptop as a portable video editing station. However, either set-up would work, I just wouldn't be able to switch over in the middle. I would like to upgrade though by next school year. I know that new monitors should be out ReallySoon and I'm guessing that if I hold out, I might be able to get a G5 PowerBook, I don't know if I need that much power now, but I plan on keeping this machine for awhile. Sorry for the long post, and thank you all very much for all your assistance!