Hi, new member here. I was wondering if someone could give me their advice on an issue I have. I want to buy a Mac desperately but cannot decide between a MacBook Pro and an iMac. I had been set on getting the 17-inch MacBook Pro for a while until I realized the money Id save on by purchasing the iMac. Now I plan on using my new Mac for video editing, and audio recording, alond with possible gaming with Boot Camp in teh far future. I have an Mbox 2 Pro and will be using it with Pro Tools to record various musical compositions. The problem that I have is that most of my recording will have to be done in different rooms (ie:basment, friend's house). Now that is why I planned on getting a 17inch Macbook Pro for the portability factor and larger screen size. These were the specs I had planned on getting : 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 100GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm SuperDrive 8x (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) MacBook Pro 17-inch Widescreen Display Now with my educational discount it comes to about $2750 CAD. The iMac I was looking at is much cheaper at $2350 CAD with much more hard drive space . 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 500GB Serial ATA Drive ATI Radeon X1600/256MB VRAM SuperDrive 8X (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) 20-inch widescreen LCD I realized that with the MacBook Pro I will have to also buy an external hard drive in time because I have about 30 gigs of iTunes music, along with the fact that videos and audio recording will take up a fair amount of hard drive space. Now I am willing to purchase the iMac, but want someone to tell me the portability factor of the system. If I were to be carrying the iMac up and downstairs and transporting it (from time to time, but not very often) from house to house, would it be worthwhile to get, or would it be too cumbersome and should I stick with the more expensive MacBook Pro. As much as Id love to get the 24inch iMac, it is out of the question, but how do some of you feel about the 20inch's portability factor?