I currently have a 13" 2.26ghz Intel Core 2 Duo MacBook Pro with 8gb DDR3 RAM and a 1TB hard drive. I have always wanted a Mac Pro for at home, but as a college student can't justify (or afford, lol) to own the newest Mac Pros, or even last years models as they hold their value too well... So my questions are these: 1) Would a Mac Pro 1,1 with quad core 2.66ghz Intel Xeon (Woodcrest) be a decent machine to start with? It has 4gb DDR2 RAM, 2 250gb HDs, and Nvidia 7300 GT. 2) How would this compare to my laptop in terms of performance? I already get the pros and cons of portability, etc. Just performance I'm not so sure about as I'm not really a desktop person usually. 3) Would the above spec'd Mac Pro be worth $850, just the unit itself w/o any extras? I already have a 23" Cinema Display and wireless keyboard/mouse, so all I need to purchase is the computer itself anyway. Anyone with some insight would be greatly appreciated, as I really can't seem to find any comparisons between the two different machines. Obviously in a perfect world I'd own both of the top ends of both lines, but financially I can only justify having one or the other and I'd probably be selling my MBP 13" to help cover the cost of the Mac Pro. I would end up getting a cheaper regular macbook for portability between classes, or a new Air if I found a good enough price down the road. Thanks in advance for any help! Please go easy on me for the noob questions, I'm not too knowledgeable with desktops.