I've searched around quite a bit, but haven't found an answer to this question. I'm currently trying to decide whether to purchase a laptop or a desktop computer. While I would appreciate the portability of a laptop, speed is an issue; I'm an impatient person. But I have to compromise a little, because money is an issue for me too. I've narrowed down my search to either a 2.4GHz MacBook, or a 3.06GHz iMac. This is the key question that will help me make a decision: is there a very noticeable difference between 2.4GHz and 3.06GHz processors? The rest of the stats for these two computers are very similar (aside from hard drive speed, but if I choose the MacBook, I could get a faster drive for it). For the record, programs I intend to use include Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. I'll appreciate any input I can get. Thanks! EDIT: I forgot to mention that I wouldn't be using the two above programs every day (and I certainly won't have both open at the same time). I'm not a professional editor or musician; I merely dabble in both. Also, if I got the laptop, I'd connect it to a larger screen (which I already own) for home use.