Hi everyone, I am a student majoring in Physics and Astronomy. Heading to my master study in the coming academic year, I am planning to have a proper computer setup for my study. I usually work parallel with multiple programs. These are the programs that I often use: 1. Safari Web browsing 2. LaTex text editing 3. microsoft word and excel 4. DS9 image processing with multiple big images (over 5000pixels x 5000pixels) 5. Python, Fortran and IDL programming 6. ssh remote control to other computers 7. light and occasional movie editing Since I am going to work heavily on images, a good screen would be preferred. I have a dell u2414h monitor at home and it is crucial for me to work with it in dual monitor. I am open to both iMac and MacBooks suggestions since portability is not my primary concern (I have another old notebook which is old and heavy but still can function). I have ~$3000 budget on it but it would be great if I can save as much as possible! What would be my best choice? Thanks for reading and advices in advance!