Sorry about creating another thread about this sorta thing. I want to purchase a new Mac for use on the following programs: -Photoshop CS5.5/6 -InDesign -Illustrator -After effects -Final Cut -Corel Paint, other graphic / video programs etc.. I am in college (UK) or high school (US) and I would like the machine to either last the course of college AND university (4-6 Yrs) or just college (<2 Yrs) but the primary machine be considerably cheaper, but still adequate, and some of the remaining money be spent on external peripherals such as better displays or FW scratch disk or extra RAM and a decent capacity SSD possibly. I do like to game but have a PS3 so isn't a deal breaker. May also buy a cheapish custom Gaming-PC at some point.. I would love to hear peoples suggestions as I'm sure there are better ones than mine. My budget is around <£1400 but would preferably like to pay as little as possible. 1. MacBook Pro 15" 2.3GHz i7 Quad Ivy Bridge 4GB RAM 500GB 5400RPM nVidia GT 650M 512MB Hi-Res Antiglare - £1357 or Macbook Pro 15" 2.3 i7 Quad Sandy Bridge 4GB RAM 500GB 5400RPM HDD AMD 6750 1GB Hi-Res Antiglare - £1389 2. MacBook Pro 13" 2.5 i5 Dual Ivy 4GB RAM 500GB 5400RPM HDD Intel HD 4000 384MB - £859 3. iMac 21.5" 2.5 i5 Quad Sandy Bridge 4GB RAM 500GB 7200RPM HDD AMD Radeon 6750 512MB - £879 or iMac 27" 2.7GHz i5 Quad Sandy Bridge 4GB RAM 500GB HDD Radeon 6770 512MB - £1231 4. Gaming PC Watercooled i7 4.3Ghz Quad, 8GB RAM, 64GB SSD + 1TB 7200RPM, 2x SLi nVidia GTX 570 1GB Superclocked - £1200 5. Used Mac Pro. - Unknown I am upgrading from a Late '05 G5 so obviously anything more modern will easily out perform, however i have the 512MB 7800GTX which I guess speeds up rendering and editing so i don't know if I'd notice a slow down between HD 3/4000 under load? -So preferably something greater in graphical performance. I will consider any solution including buying used or whatever. I would prefer a notebook but not if it's going to sacrifice cost/performance. Thanks in advance! Please question anything I have written or if i have missed any personal details out.