I'm sure plenty of these have been done before, but I am quite confused at this time. I'm looking to move from PC's to a Mac, but am having a hard time figuring out which would work best for me. I would love an iMac, but I have a weird feeling the new one is coming out soon. I just don't want to be outdated too quickly. The current one is absolutely beautiful and it has quite a presence on a desk, so I'm sure the next will be even better. If I get a 13 inch Macbook Pro, I would get a 24 inch external monitor. Basically, I'd have a laptop and a desktop at the same time (portability and stationary at the same time). By the way, would the performance of the MBP significantly decrease once connected to a monitor? I do all sorts of things on my computer, but more than anything else I use Photoshop. So, which do you think will be best for me? I'm looking to buy within the next two weeks, but if there is good indication of a new iMac within a couple months, I can wait. I suppose deep down, I want an iMac, but would also benefit greatly with the MBP.