I'm a graphic designer, just graduated college last year and have owned a Dell Desktop for the past 5 years now. I've grown used to Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Flash, etc. on Windows but have been itching to make the switch. Currently, I use my computer mainly for iTunes, internet, photos. My day-to-day design work is done at an office away from home on an HP Compaq. However, I have begun getting design jobs (both print and web jobs) on the side and am anxious to get a Mac for my growing personal job use. I'd need to use mainly Adobe CS3, Office, the usual. Initially, after playing around at the Apple store, I fell in love with the 24" Aluminum iMacs... huge screen, minimal space taken up on my desk, wireless keyboard/mouse means hardly any wires and a clean setup. But as a graphic designer the glossy screen concerns me a bit. I'm trying to come up with the best option where I can have a large matte display at a reasonable cost (no more than $3,000). Two options I came up with... 1. 24" refurbished white iMac (through Apple.com) -- PROS: low cost, clean desk -- CONS: older model, limited to 3GB RAM, 2. 15" MacBook Pro + 23" Apple Cinema Display -- PROS: portability (take MBP to show work to clients) -- CONS: more than 2x the cost of the white iMac, more space taken on desk When at home I would most likely use my mac at my desk, is it worth it to go for the MacBook Pro + ACD setup for the limited times I may move my MacBook Pro? Is the refurbished 24" white iMac a wise purchase when I hope to be able to use this computer for the next 4 years? Is there another option I'm not thinking of? What do you all think? I look forward to your comments and need some input to contain myself before I make a crazy impulse buy!