iMac or old 999$ macbook Why the small selection? Firewire. As much as I would like to, I can't afford to fork out 2,000$ for a macbook pro. I use the firewire port for most of my recording equiptment. I'm a musician and I'd like a reliable mac for recording my bands music. I wouldn't use it for much more than that. Now a macbook is portable, and has a firewire port. My drawback is space, since the new macbooks don't have firewires i have to deal with the 120GB macbook. But portability is key because I'll be lugging it to different peoples houses and possibly live sets. But like I said, I'd probably only use it for music recording, not for pictures and other space taking files. So would 120GB be enough? I used iMacs in my video production class and i love them. They run smoothly and have firewire ports. Also they have alot more space for a 300$ difference I can afford. But like I said before, portability is key. It IS convenient that iMacs are generally just a moniter, so they wouldn't be too tedious to lug around, but I'm just afraid that in the long run i should of got a macbook. So what mac do you think will be the most usefull to my needs. I'm willing to settle for an iMac if you all convince me it'll be the better choice/better money spent.