We are seriously leaning toward going totally digital on our artwork for our i-phad applications. We heavily use photo shop, and illustrator and flash(or whatever we can get that we can string our stuff together into animation) [nothing major just probably stringing together a sequence and then exporting it as a non flash mac friendly movie file]. And all things considered financial as well as portability we are leaning toward either the macbook (at $800 from micro center) or the 13" mb pro, refurbished, unless they release the icores when they release ipad. the thing is the macbook maxes out at 4 gigs of ram, vs 8 on the pro. Would 4 be enough? I am leaning toward the pro because it maxes at 8, but I really don't know if its overkill or not. We are working on several different i-phad applications, and currently using cs2 on xp. We just have to be careful with our money but we also don't want to shoot ourselves in the feet by being too cheap. If we have to, we might could swing a 13" and a 15" ,if it would make that much of a difference to have a discrete card. portability is essential, we would love 27' imacs around the board, but external monitors will have to do until we can afford bigger and better. If ram is most important and anything above 4 gig would make a big difference then we will get it , but 2 $800 macbooks are pretty tempting even if they are maxed out at 4 gigs each. thanks for any insight anyone might have to offer.