I've been going back and forth on the merits of buying a Mac Pro to replace my G5 Desktop Mac or a 27" iMac. I own a 30" NEC monitor. If I buy an iMac I'll sell my 30" monitor whereas if I buy a Mac Pro I can keep my non-glossy monitor. But now that the new Macbook Pros are out, I wondering if I should just buy a 15" MBP and keep my monitor. I have a couple of questions: 1) Is the performance of the MBP on par with the iMacs? With the graphics card in the MBP, will this easily run my monitor? I'm a photographer and routinely use Aperture and Photoshop. I felt the old MBP without the graphics card fell a little short in this area. 2) Will 8MB of RAM handle my Photoshop needs? I also run multiple programs at once. If I buy an iMac or Mac Pro, I'd buy 12 or 16MB of RAM. 8MB seems rather small. I don't really need a portable Mac, as I have a work PC notebook and will likely buy an iPad sometime soon. However, if the performance is on par with the desktop models, why not?