hi what's preventing you all to go with the macbook route ? back in the days, desktop were faster than laptop, but these days they're fast enough to do CPU intensive tasks such as Audio / Video. i have an old iMac and a 2011 Macbook. i've started working on the macbook and the performance is excellent. i'm thinking of buying a display and saying goodbye to the desktop, which is i think a dying format anyway. the Thunderbolt Display is too expensive, but these days monitors have HDMI / DISPLAYPORT / USB hubs / built-in speakers / Headphones out ... you can get an excellent 22" for 200$ ... and take your computer with you everywhere. thoughts ? what's the thing that makes you wait for the iMac ?