Here's my situation: I'm a recent graduate who entered the freelance media world 1 year ago. I am starting to get into video editing/motion graphic design doing short term projects for several companies. I currently own a 5 year old Powerbook G4 17" and am desperately in need of a new Mac. Here is what I'm considering: Top of the line iMac 27" upgraded to an i7 and 8 gig ram. Top of the line Macbook Pro 17" inch i5, upgraded to 7200rpm HD, anti-glare display. I will be getting education pricing from a family member. Both systems above price about $5-10 dollars apart. Obviously the iMac is more powerful, and a better value. However, the MBP attracts me because of the anti-glare screen and the fact that in the future a freelance gig might require me to bring my computer to the office to do work. For other video editor/motion graphic freelancers out there: what system do you recommend me getting? This post is more of a career related choice, over a price/value related choice. I am open to everyone's opinions as well. Thanks in advance!