OK, so the problem is my parents will only let me buy from Bestbuy due to the financing promo, I am also applicable for the edu discount. I was wondering what the smarter choice would be. I already have an iPad and a 3 year old BlackBooK that Ive been using, so I thought it made sense to buy an iMac. However the iMac i5 has been sold out online and in store for a while. The only other iMac 27 there is the core 2 duo 3.06ghz. I can buy that for or the top end(not high res though) Macbook pro for $2000. Please do not consider the money with your opinion, as it is not much of a difference for us. Also what would the apple interest add up to without the financing of the barclay card?