hmmm, im about halfway through my degree and ive never owned a mac! but im constantly using them at uni and love them. my dilemma is that im not quite sure what to get. I would really prefer portability... but if its going to be to expensive to get what i need in a notebook, i guess i can stick with a desktop. I was thinking about the cheaper MBP + perhaps getting a large widescreen monitor to go with it for home use. Sadly I'm going to need to use windows as well... but the programs are mainly: -Photoshop -Illustrator -InDesign -RHINO (windows) -Archicad -Autocad (i think this is only windows? but not sure) ... and a few other rendering/3D apps. + Music software: Logic, Reason (windows) My main concern is whether the 128Mb card in the cheaper MBP will handle all the 3D work... atm i have a 256Mb thing in this PC and it seems to handle things ok. Also, RAM-wise... 2gb or 4gb (is there a way i can get more RAM thats cheaper than just customizing it through apple?)... anyway, just wanting some advice as to how to solve this issue as cheaply as possible. im a poor uni bum, and everything is expensive in australia!