So, This is 7 years in the making for me... If you have trouble waiting a few months for updates on a powerbook, iMac, powermac etc., try enduring 7 years of staring at apples through the windows (haha, thats a pun). Even better, try being an art major that works with them constantly, but can never work with them at home, ahh. Well this is all about to end, and now I am faced with the decision of what I am going to get as far as Macs go, after all this time of try so desperately, its finally going to happen and I am going to get a Mac. So what to get? I decided on something a month ago or so, and really have not questioned if its the correct thing for my needs, until now. With you guys being a good source of information, I thought I would try at seeing what you thought about my decision. 15" Powerbook, Superdrive, 1.67Ghz. no BTO Heres what I am going to be working with... (and will be working extensivly in Photoshop, Illustrator) Adobe Photoshop CS Adobe Illustrator CS Adobe InDesign CS Adobe GoLive! As well as Microsoft office for the boring stuff (ugh) I am also going to be doing some mild video editing later on once I am able to obtain Final Cut Pro, but it will not be its sole purpose. Why a Labtop you ask? I spend my summers in Thailand running photography trips, so I need the mobility. This also means that the computer will be loaded with photos. any insight would be great. Also, what about portable harddrives? any reccomendations?