For me the MacPro is a bit overkill, but the Mini that replaced my G4 Sawtooth was only meant to be temporary. I meant to get a 24" iMac when they were updated along with Leopard which I am not waiting for. I really want a 23" ACD and short of a midrange tower coming along I will make a decision during WWDC at the latest if I don't pull the trigger sooner. Which setup would you choose. My options are: 2.66 Mac Pro w/ 23" ACD - Retail Total $4,931 Discounted to $4,277 Base 2.66, BT & Airport, 23" ACD, BT Keyboard & MM, Applecare along with 500GB 2nd drive (newegg), 4GB (2x2GB) add'l RAM for 5GB Total (Omni RAM) and Final Cut Express HD 3.5 2.33 MacBook Pro w/ 23" ACD - Retail Total $4,790 Discounted to $4,108 2.33, 160GB HDD Bump, 23" ACD, BT Keyboard & MM, Applecare along with External 500GB Drive (newegg) and Case (CoolDrives) and Final Cut Express HD 3.5 + might need a HUB. or stick with getting a 24" iMac - Retail Total $3,729 Discounted $3,206 2.33 upgrade, 2GB RAM, 500GB HDD upgrade, 7600GT 256, BT Keyboard & MM, Applecare along with External 500GB Drive (newegg) and Case (CoolDrives) and Final Cut Express HD 3.5 Not sure I really like the idea of the laptop cluttering my desk, but at the same time I don't like how big the MacPro is. I doubt I would dual screen the laptop, just keep the lid closed b/c the height difference nor would I carry it around much. Maybe when I travel. But my wife has 12"PB 867 that is still good for the web, even though you have to plug it in, the battery holds no charge.