Hello there! I am sorry to make this thread (since I know similar ones have been up a lot..). But at this point I am having really really bad decision agony over what to do, in the past few days I've even had trouble sleeping.. So, to the point. Currently I have an iMac 24" from 2007, it works great and suits my needs pretty good. A few weeks ago I decided to buy the new 27". I've been very eager to buy it, and have been waiting until I had enough money for it. The plan was to buy it sometime next week. However, about a week ago I came up with the idea that an MBP would be awesome aswell. Then I could bring it with me when I'm going somewhere, I could lay in the bed watching a movie, I could play games while on the toilet.. you get the idea. These are things (the portability) I've been bummed most about with my current iMac. Sure, it's just a screen and you could easily carry it with you.. but it isn't "real" portability so to speak and it's not like you bring an iMac inside an airplane, for example. So far, so good. The MBP will be awesome. But then I thought; "wait, the screensize?.." As said before, I have the 24" iMac now and was about to buy the big 27". If I get the MBP, it will be a lot smaller.. a lot. So the MBP of choice would be the 17", but that one is still 7" smaller than what I got! Thats a freaking 17.5 centimetres on the diagonal! Thats where my decision agony comes in. The specs of both the MBP and the 27" is better than what I have now, so it all comes down to the screensize. Before I got the 24" I had a 19", and I remember how lovely it was with a bigger screen. Has anyone of you "downgraded" in screensize, and what did you think of it? I like to have a large space to work with, but on the other hand the resolution of the 17" MBP is 1920x1200 - which is the same as this 24". And you generally sit a bit closer to a laptop than a desktop. If I decide to buy the MBP, I will most likely wait for the refresh next year (I am not in danger need of a new mac now). And I will put in an SSD, which I wouldn't do in the 27" because thats too much hassle. So in short what we (well, I) are looking at is: Next years MBP 17" with SSD or This years top iMac 27". As I said, the hardware in both is more than enough of what I need. The screensize is the trouble. I could get a screen to plug the MBP into at home, but that raises the price a fair bit.. I am not asking you to make the decision for me, I just want some input to help me decide! Its either a small screen with portability (but with the option to buy a larger external screen - more expensive), or a large screen you can't bring with you. Any help is very much appreciated!