I want your opinion guys. I know this is a Mac Pro section and people might be biased but some of you guys own both a Mac Pro and a Macbook Pro. I'm torn and before my 2 week exchange period is over with, I'd like to make a final decision. I keep battling the decision between a 3.2GHz QUAD vs. the 17" i7 Macbook Pro. I already have a samsung netbook that is fast enough (running windows, which is what I need in most cases) that I carry around to and from campus to do all my school work (I dont carry my 17" at all). I currently use my 17" mbp as a desktop replacement (got a big corner galant desk with a nice nec monitor on an ergotro MX arm) and while it is fast for what I do, I really miss having a powerful desktop. I'm trying to keep myself from owning both the mac pro and the macbook pro as I only need one fast computer. On one end, I'm leaning towards the 3.2GHz Mac Pro as its a beast (never owned anything higher than a 2.8GHz Mac Pro model) and it would zip through everything I throw at it AND I wouldnt need to upgrade for a very long time. But at the same time, I like the portability that I get with the 17" macbook pro with the awesome high resolution display and nice loud speakers. When I DO carry my 17" (to a friends place, or around the house) it feels nice to be away from the desk and it feels like carrying a compact desktop everywhere you go. One of the big reasons that I want to go with the Mac Pro is the ati 5870. I really miss having a powerful desktop (I play games occasionally). I know I can build a powerful PC to play games but I want to use the Mac Pro for everything basically. I run alot of vmware fusion, use photoshop, dreamweaver, starting to learn final cut pro, use 16 spaces but ultimately need more space!! I currently only have a 1TB HDD that I constantly erase contents to make more room/space. I'd love to stick the intel SSD in the Mac Pro with the 3.2GHz power. Damn but I finally got THE perfect 17" macbook pro! The display is simply gorgeous/stunning, no backlight bleeding, no yellowing, very vivid and juicy colors, speakers sounds loud with no static and nice and even. Its a VERY HARD DECISION!! As I wouldnt mind owning either machine, I'm going to take this poll's % and actually decide based on it. Another part of me is thinking that for a $2500 machine (17" macbook pro) it is really really nice but for a little bit more I could be getting something even more crazy (Mac Pro), especially in performance/storage area.