I'm a college student and I can't decide what to invest in... a mac pro or MacBook Pro? I know "laptop" is the first word that pops into your head, but here's the thing--I live at home. My commute to downtown Minneapolis takes about two hours each day. That's 10 hours/week! It really sucks. But more importantly I have to decide where to study. Do I take the bus home or go to the library until 9 or 10pm? You should also know that my university has some very nice computer labs--my favorite is full of G5s and Cinema Displays--and I love to study on campus. I have a budget of about $4k. This system needs to last 5 years or more. My thoughts: 17" MBP presentations lecture notes with audio burden to carry, fragile/theft dual screens at home 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 160GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) MacBook Pro 17-inch Widescreen Display Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel) Backlit Keyboard/Mac OS - U.S. English Accessory Kit AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro/PowerBook (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll $3737.00 Mac Pro better for gaming (read: WoW) SUPER future-proof higher resale Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2GB (4 x 512MB) 160GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB (single-link DVI/dual-link DVI) Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel) Two 16x SuperDrives Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse - U.S. English Mac OS X - U.S. English AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro/Power Mac (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll $3808.00 It's hard to justify the tower because I know I'll use it for gaming. In theory, having a laptop would encourage me to study. iMac/MacBook is an option, but I'd rather have one machine, and I need the horsepower. Also, my dad said that if the Mac Pro doesn't work out, his business may be able to purchase it from me as their dual G4 is quite long in the tooth.