I currently have three 24" Dell monitors; a MacBook Pro 2009; hefty Windows PC. I am done with Windows and would like to use OSX as my primary operating system. However, I like having a 3 monitor setup with my left monitor Vertical. My MacBook Pro is only able to output to one external monitor which sucks. I'm also interested in using a 27" monitor as my primary, center monitor; and having the speed of an SSD. So here are my options: - Top-of-the-line iMac 27" w/ SSD (comes with two thunderbolt ports) $3500AUD - new MacBook Pro 15" + 27" Cinema Display $4000AUD (only supports two external displays - I will not be able to have 3 like the iMac option. Usage: - I am a coder. I generally have documentation on the vertical screen, IDE on the main screen and terminal, web browser for testing on the right screen. I'm finding Lion + Spaces a pleasure to use at the moment and not sure I need multiple monitors anymore. - I am finishing uni this semester and cannot envisage much work on the go anymore - however I often use my MacBook around the house. With my previous setup I always struggled to shift working between MacBook and PC as I'd have to install a bunch of stuff on both machines. However, at the moment I am using my MBP as main computer with one monitor and it is a pain to unplug all the cables when I want mobility. (Desk is messier too) What do you guys think? Would appreciate all opinions, especially from software developers and current users with the iMac/MacBook combo. PS. Looking at http://usesthis.com it seems that a lot of people are using 15" MBP or 13" MBA for main computer.