So I'm finally off to a "real" college in August after getting my Associate's from the local community college. I'll be doing a computer science major w/ a minor in new media, which encompasses video editing, sound design, web design, and 3d design. I currently have a late 2006 white MacBook - 2GHz C2D, 2GB RAM, 500GB 7200RPM drive. I think it has a bad logic board: OS X occasionally panics because of an unresponsive processor; randomly gets sluggish; has issues w/ sleeping, USB power, and clamshell mode; and has occasional graphics glitches (ie., news feed screensaver occasionally jumps around instead of flowing smoothly). All that said, I definitely need a more powerful Mac for video editing and programming and all that rot. I'm just not sure which option will give me the best value and greatest longevity. Here's what I've been considering: 1) Buy new iMac + repair current MacBook for taking notes / on-the-go use. 2) Buy new MacBook Pro 15". 3) Buy new iMac + new MacBook Air (when revision is released) for notes / on-the-go. 4) Buy new iMac + iPad for notes / on-the-go. Aside from that, I'm getting a baby-size laser printer and will continue using my 20" Dell display. What do you guys think?