OKay.... so I'm pretty much set on getting a brand new mac, replacing the flawed MBP that I returned (see my sig). I checked out B&H Photo Video (bhphoto.com), cause they are kind enough to do shipping to Israel where I live, and sadly with all taxes and shipping costs, they are STILL cheaper than the quoted prices on the Apple representative here in Israel (Yeda Computers). So I'm considering 2 options: Option 1: Apple Customized 24" iMac with 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, 2GB (2x1GB) RAM, 500GB SATA Hard Drive, Dual-Layer SuperDrive, nVIDIA GeForce 7600GT Graphics, 24" Widescreen Display, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Airport Extreme, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Price: $ 2,748.50 Shipping: 209$ (Israel Taxes: 15.5% on Price+Shipping) Option 2: Apple Customized Mac Pro Desktop Computer Workstation 2.66GHz Dual Intel Dual-Core Xeon 5100 Series CPU, 1GB (2x512MB) RAM, 500GB SATA Hard Drive, 16x Dual-Layer SuperDrive, ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB Graphics, Airport Extreme, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger Price: 2999$, Shipping: 299$ (Israeli taxes: add 15.5%) Now, the obvious big plus of the iMac is that excellent 24" display. I don't have an LCD monitor at the moment, only a crappy old 17" CRT monitor. I MIGHT consider living with it for the time being until I can get a good deal on an LCD monitor. My big plus for the Map Pro, aside from the better specs, is the ability to replace the processors in the future to get 8 cores of power, plus ofcourse changing anything I can possible think of. Regarding the usual "what do you do with it" question, the answer is pretty much everything: Programming (In Java + Eclipse), video editing from time to time for fun, surfing, gaming here and there... I really enjoy the computing world to its limit. Would appriciate some feedback, especially if you happen to own any of these systems, or both. Thanks!