So I was waiting for my tax return to buy a 17 inch Macbook Pro. Was going to use as my main computer and connect it to my 22 inch external monitor. I do light HD iMovie editing. And only use it as a "laptop" for light travel. Then looking into the 27 inch iMac i7, I was thinking if the prices would be close and get a 13 inch Macbook from Micro Center with a $200 mail in gift card, to use for couch and travel. Buy Macbook now and wait for tax return and Gift Card to buy iMac. 17 inch Macbook Pro ($2700) 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2X2GB 500GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm SuperDrive 8x (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) MacBook Pro 17-inch Hi-Resolution Antiglare Widescreen Display Backlit Keyboard (English) / User's Guide AppleCare Protection Plan for MacBook Pro - Auto-enroll Keyboard $63 Mouse $63 Twelve South BookArc Desktop Stand $48 Displayport adaptor $27 Incase Sleeve $38 Total $2939 for 17 inch Macbook Pro 27 inch iMac ($2216) 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 4GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 1TB Serial ATA Drive ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB 8x double-layer SuperDrive Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac - Auto-enroll 13 inch Macbook ($999 - $200 Visa Gift Card) (Micro Center) 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x1GB 250GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm Keyboard (English) & Users Guide (English) SuperDrive 8x DVD+/-R DL/DVD+/-RW/CD-RW Incase Sleeve $38 Total $3253 - $200 Gift Card = $3053 for 27 inch iMac and 13 inch Macbook **Prices from Apple reflect corp discount** I think this should be easy, just want to see what the Mac people think.