I'm asking because I have a late 2.16 C2D 2006 iMac w/ 3GB (well, 4GB installed, but the system can only address 3). This one: http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/imac/stats/imac-core-2-duo-2.16-24-inch-specs.html but I got a CTO w/ the upgraded GeForce 7600GT 256 MB graphics card. Anyway, I used to have a Macbook Air Rev. A 1.6 80GB. I bought it as a light road/portable machine, saving any more intensive work for the bigger, more powerful desktop when I got home. I no longer have the Air, and am thinking about getting the new base 13'' MBP 2.4 250GB. I certainly like the iMac's 24" screen, but if the new laptop is more powerful than that desktop, I'd be tempted to ditch the iMac altogether. Doing so would also simplify my workflow, as I would no longer have to worry about keeping two machines in sync. (I might even use the money from the sale of the iMac to get the 24 cinema display). I am hoping to use this summer to teach myself image editing (Photoshop, Pixelmator, Acorn 2), but mostly I use my computer for light duty (email, writing, internet, plex/boxee media center, etc). Is the laptop more powerful, or does that dedicated 7600GT really make a difference?