Evening Guys/Gals! I'm looking for some advice from current animators etc, on which type of Mac to pick for 3D Design and Animation work and also what type of set-up they are currently using and their opinions. The reason for this topic is because I plan on having a career change and going back to college while I'm still young enough. Then if all goes well I can carry on doing this type of work for a living. As there is going to be a lot of rendering etc, the choice is obviously narrowed down to the 'Pro' line of computers. Probably worth mentioning I'm looking to spend around £2000 as I want to have this computer for a number of years. Here are my options; 1. A customized mac pro w/Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP - Costs just over £2000 2. A 17" Macbook Pro - £1799 3. A 15" Macbook Pro (2.5Ghz model) w/Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP - Costs just over £2000. Ideally, I wanted to go for the base model Macbook Pro with the external monitor, but as the Windows OS is going to have to be installed on the system I plan on doing a little gaming. Don't think the 256Mb graphics card would cut it. To me, option 3 seems to give me the best of both words. It's plenty powerful and has loads of screen real estate when hooked up to the display. Then I have the portability of a laptop should the opportunity arise. Anyone care to point me in a different direction? Thanks for your help!!