I have a simple question (I think). Is a Mac Pro (either a 3.2 Quad Core or last year's 2.66 Quad Core) going to be faster at multi-tasking and data hosting (?) than a 2011 quad core MacBook Pro? I know that that may be an inane question, but I've read so much about processor speed, 1066 v 1333 RAM, Hex Core being outperformed by Six-Core and Quad Core, and the lack of multi-processor benefit for most existing application that I cannot come to a straight up conclusion. Caveat: I know that the Mac Pro is generally a machine for the hard core editing professionals and that editing photos and videos requires a lot of power - the kind of power that most others do not need and will never (not in the near term, at least) use. By multitasking I just mean: virtual machines, having 15 tabs at a time open for research purposes, flash videos (webinars and training), some adobe acrobat, PS CS5, dreamweaver, pages, numbers, iTunes, Filemaker Pro, Preview, etc (that is what I have open now). I am also using my computer as a server that will allow access to certain documents (and possibly programs). I am disinclined to go with an iMac (no particular reason - I already know that it would cost less than a Mac Pro, but that is not necessarily a factor here). Unless Apple will release a new Mac Pro inn the next 6-8 weeks, I cannot wait and so would buy a new one or a refurbed one. Your opinions would be greatly appreciated. TIA.