I've been thinking about this for some time. I like that a mbp is portable, but I like the size of iMac 24". So I've come up with a solution that I would like others oppinions about, and if you have any cheaper solutions. Student discount: Student ADC $99 MBP 15" 2.33 $1999 Airport E station $161 Wireless mouse $62 Wireless keyboard $53 Proview 22" LCD screen $ 280 MS office 2004 $ 149 80g iPod $314 total $3117 I need to figure out a buget for a student load as this will be purchased with that. I need everything for school except the iPod, but my iPod mini battery no longer holds a charge.