My Quicksilver G4 is 6 years old and its time to start thinking about a new purchase. My budget is going to be $2000. Of course we have two products in this area - 24" iMac and a 15" MacBook Pro. Background - I am a graphic designer and would need the ability to run some design apps to take work home. I currently do finances, web surfing, email and of course some games such as Diablo 3 when it comes out. I do have an iPhone and my wife is looking to get one eventually as well. This computer would replace both my Quicksilver (in the office) and my wifes Dell (on the first floor). I also have a pair of sound sticks connected to my Quicksilver. I'm not opposed to refurbished either. 24" iMac - For the money the iMac is definitely "future proofing" myself more than the MacBook Pro. Faster processor, bigger hard drive, bigger screen. However we would be limited to the second floor only. The sound sticks would be nice with the iMac though. I LOVE that 24" screen!!!!!!! 24" iMac (I realize a newer model may be coming out soon) 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2 GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1 GB 500GB Serial ATA Drive NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GS w/512MB GDDR3 Macbook Pro - Slower processor, smaller hard drive, smaller screen. Since I already have an iPhone I don't see myself taking our laptop everywhere we go but the ability to be mobile around the house would be nice since our office is on the second floor. We already have wireless so that makes it easy. I would do a refurbished model but only if its the "new" aluminum unibody model. The wife has said "I think a laptop would be nice so you can be downstairs when you do our finances." HA! I think I have always lusted after a Mac laptop. Every time I see them I always admire them. If we had the budget I think an iMac with a MacBook Air would be a good solution. 15" MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB 250GB Serial ATA @ 5400 SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Dual Graphic Cards So that being said what would you guys choose?