Hi People, When I ordered my MacBook I felt that I should get an iMac and use that as a workstation. However, sitting here with my MacBook I feel that it has the power to do most of the things I want to do pretty well, so I'm starting to think that I should get an external screen for it instead and save some money. But I can't figure out which option would be the best for me, perhaps you could share your opinions? Here's the cons and pros I could think of iMac 24" and MacBook ------------------------ Pros: * I always have a backup machine if one of them should brake * I have a little bit more powerful workstation * I won't have to connect three cables whenever I get to the office * I will have more space on my desk. Cons: * I'll have to sync my work before I leave the house with the MacBook * More expensive * The MacBook will be less used (less value for the money) MacBook and external monitor ---------------------------------- Pros: * I'll have all my work on one computer. No need to sync. (still need to do backups) * Less expensive. Cons: * Using the MB for CPU intensive tasks over longer periods might not be that good? * Having the AC adapter plugged in all the time might be harmful to the battery? * Less powerful compared to the iMac * I have to connect three cables when I get to the office. Possible wear on the connectors and housing? * More cables and less space on the desk How much more powerful is the iMac really? I mostly do web development, graphics work and music recording/mixing. But I'd also like to start doing movie editing. Will the MacBook perform much worse when connected to a 1920x1200 monitor? Will Front Row work on the external screen (not extended)? Argh. Can't decide. The only thing I know is that I need a larger screen pretty soon since I'm breaking my neck working with the MacBook for too long. I think I'll wait to see if there's a new iMac announced on MacWorld though.