My goal is to not spent more money, as I'm eating Ramen at the moment. My current computers are: -almost brand new Mac Mini intel 1.83ghz, 2gb memory -iBook G4 800mhz, 640mb memory, 30gb hd -G4 MDD dual 1.25ghz, 1.75gb memory, added dual layer pioneer drive and USB 2.0 PCI card and Firewire 400 card + extra 300gb hd. I've been using the MDD and the Mini side by side on two different monitors sharing the keyboard/mouse with Teleport, which works ok. The iBook is where I actually spend 80% of my time, as I'm a manager for a small open source consulting firm and work from whereever i like. I use my desktop(s) for Logic Pro (on G4), and Aperture (on Mini) as my primary applications. I realized recently when ripping a few DVDs, that the Mini is like... 3-4x faster on some things than my G4. I wasn't shocked or anything, but when I was buying it they weren't saying it would be THAT much faster in real-world applications. So I was thinking of selling my G4 MDD, as apparently they still go for a decent amount if it has a superdrive and is decently upgraded (which I feel mine is). A friend the other day proposed that I sell ALL of my Macs, and get a Macbook Pro (he had been researching them himself). I could certainly sell them all and afford a Macbook, but I feel that the lower end Macbook Pro would offer a nicer boost due to the better screen (and no gloss) and better graphics card. I don't NEED all of these different computers to manage. I'm find with basically docking my Macbook Pro when i get home into all my USB/Firewire devices (and I do have some FW800 hard drives, which is another +1 on the Pro). Seems that after student discount, I can nab a Macbook Pro (not going to get Applecare... i know i know, but I haven't used it on ANY of my macs except for a single hard drive replacement) for just under $1900 after tax. Thoughts? I've got several offers on my G4 MDD for $800. Thinking I can sell the Mac Mini (still have box and all) for $800+ (since the memory is upgraded) and likely get .... $300? for the iBook? The iBook has a nearly new battery due to an Apple recall. That would put me at exactly what I need for the Macbook Pro. EDIT: Also, just remembered that I'd get a free nano with the purchase. As nice as a nano is, I'll probably not open the box and just sell it on eBay/CL to help pad this purchase out. I also have two 19" Dell CRTs that are actually rather nice that i'm going to sell for... $50 for the pair? And i have an iSight that I will no longer need. Only thing I can't figure out so far... is that I'll be without a computer for a day or two... have to have a computer... hmm. Maybe if I sell the last piece locally then I can just go straight to the Apple store and purchase.