Right heres the deal. I plan on going to Uni to do Media Production and if I do any editing out of Uni time, access to facilities may be limited (not sure yet, will find out shortly) however, dreaming of editing on my Macbook is pretty much a no go as I use FCS2 and I do use Motion and Colour.. hopefully more than I do now in the coming months. Anyway, when I go, I cant take the MacPro for reasons not worth going into (which is what I edit on now) so I would like to have a machine that is capable of doing what I require. Here's what I had in mind. Using todays specs. Keeping Macbook, buying 3Ghz iMac, 4Gb (3rd), 750GB. I already have a 320GB external and will probably add to that anyway if required. Selling Macbook, Buying 17" MBP, upgrade to 2.6Ghz, 4Gb (3rd), stock HDD, Hi-Res Matte. Now, current retail pricing (excluding ram upgrades and Edu discount) stacks up like this iMac £1449.01 Macbook Pro £2018.99 That is a considerable amount of a money £519.98 to choose between. Of course, I could throw that all up buy saying I will buy refurbs, or a refurb MacPro! (similar spec as to what I have now) and just get a screen along with my Macbook. However... out of the two, which would suit me better. I still need portability, which, if I go the iMac route, I get to keep my Macbook. However with the Macbook Pro, I can regain extra money spent by selling my Macbook. I know the iMac would run better, but when you look at the situation I present, which wins? I'm so confused.