ok, here it is: my folks are giving me $3500 towards a new computer as a birthday (april 9th! 22 yrs! whoo hoo!)/graduation/going to graduate school present. that's a lot of #$%&ing money. i do a lot of computer recording with pro tools, reason, rewire, etc etc. my current ti667 is letting me down, and i'm totally pschyed about these updates. here's my dilema: (keep in mind these are with educational discounts) 17" 1.5 GHz PB with the 5400 RPM drive and 2 GB of memory=about $3500 (totally sweet and totally maxed out) OR (and i keep waivering back and forth on this) 17" Apple display+Dual 1.8 GHz G5 standard (except add an airport card) NOW=apx.$2,987 AND 15" 1.33 GHz standard LATER(when i can come up with the extra funds, which should be about a month...i make 12/hr and i work about 30 hrs a week. food's about $10 a day, and i i'm living with friends, for free)=apx.1799 so really the question is: do i get one totally maxed out 17" laptop now or get the two not maxed out computers over time. I suppose i would only really worry about maxing out the G5 (8gigs of memory? oy!), and sort of let the 15" PB be my "play" computer. so there you have it..advice???