I have recently set my eyes on the quad-core i5 iMac and I am going to upgrade from my MacBook Pro 13". I was wondering if it is possible to just back up my macbook pro and then restore from that back up on the iMac when I get it? Most importantly, will I have all of my applications (final cut, after effects, etc.) restored or will I have to reinstall them? Also, can you back up with just any external hard drive?