Yes I know I'm crazy considering spending that much for a laptop, BUT I'm always on the go, so a desktop ISN'T an option, Laptop only, SO, I have ~$3,000 or so I want to spend.... I currently have an HP9500 thats pretty loaded, I'm wifey said she would pay what I have left on it and use it for school since I could use a new one.... No its not a gaming laptop. I do LOTS of graphics/layout design. I will usually have Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver all open at the same all all day long so it needs to be able to handle that really well.... The 2 I'm considering right now are the 17" MacBook Pro 2.5 GHz High-Res LCD screen etc. Or the 20" HP HDX "True HD" screen, 2.5Ghz, 512MB card, Blu-ray, etc. Both spec to right around $3,000 I like the Mac because its light has a back-lit keyboard and of course its built really well and runs Vista really well. I like the HP because its obviously 20". I don't care about screen size, obviously, or weight really. These are the only 2 I've really speced out, I haven't looked any other places yet. I can get an Employee discount through Dell or HP or a Student Discount through whoever offers it. Any ideas/thoughts from any of the OT computer experts?