Hello all, I've been reading the forums for a while, and I think I'll finally crawl out of the dark tunnel of the unregistered and join the living. Howdy. The reason behind my sudden emergence is centered around the computer I require for college. I've saved about four grand for the entire system (peripherals included), and I would like a little more information on the mac pro models. More specifically, I'd like to know what people think about buying one NOW. While I don't necessarily NEED one now, there's no way in hell I'm going into college with my iBook G4. She's been a lovely computer, and has worked very hard for me the past four years. Sadly, though, she's starting to slow down, and as my work in photoshop and lightwave progresses, it's getting harder and harder to be productive. So, I want Macrumor's opinion on this: Will there be price drops/spec boosts before the end of this year? If there isn't, will there be a significant upgrade/pricedrop WITHIN a year? I'm trying to decide whether or not to buy now, have the computer, and take advantage of all the rebates (printer, ipod, iwork); or buy a 13" macbook pro and save up for next year. While I'm desperate to be able to have the power of the MP for my home needs, I won't really NEED it for school until next year. So what am I doing here?