i stated a while ago that i thought a mac was the right next machine for me. however, aside from me not having a job, i'm being plagued by the same question that made my last decision to buy a PC such a pain. the one question that causes me so much grief: desktop or laptop? i'm a gamer who also listens to music, collects images of cars, and basically just surfs the internet for hours on end. i'd like some mobility and the 15" powerbook looks like a sweet deal. however, the 17" iMac also looks like a nice machine and would probably be better for gaming. i'm leaning towards the powerbook mainly because it has an ATI card instead of nvidia. i hate nvidia and swore i'd never have another nvidia card in any of my systems. i occasionally use photoshop to make images a little more suitable for use on forums. i also use bryce from time to time when ever i want a new desktop wallpaper (or whatever the mac term for it is). games are probably my biggest problem. i'll just use my tried and true microsoft optical intellimouse whenever i have the laptop on my desk but i'm concerned about the keyboard. while the location of the keys on a keyboard don't really matter in games like Starcraft, they could present a problem in first person shooters. buying an external keyboard isn't really an option because that defeats the purpose of a laptop. and lastly, i want bragging rights. i'm guessing the laptop would get more "ohhs" and "ahhs". i want to hear some opinions. the desktop or laptop question always locks my brain up like a BSOD in windows 98se. the question mocks me!