Hey folks, I've been on the fence about this for quite some while now, and with all the rumors piling up recently, this decision is becoming more and more current. In my family I have two sisters, 16 and 10 years old. Up until last month, they relied on a PC desktop, which I had built many years ago. I personally switched to Mac in 2010 and the sisters have been envious ever since. So I promised them that I'd buy them a new computer to kick off the new school year, and I sold the PC desktop under one condition: I'm going to wait until the right computer arrives in stores and that's the one I'm going to buy for them. At first I thought that I'd buy the Mac mini to simply replace the PC unit, but I ended up selling the whole package including the LCD screen, mouse and keyboard. This is why I'm considering the iMac, but I'm thinking a MacBook Pro could be a better choice. Some problems: 1. My sisters can be very reckless, which explains why the PC desktop was in such an awful condition, requiring me to thoroughly clean it before I sold it. 2. I'm afraid that they might fight over a notebook computer since it can be easily carried from place to place. 3. On occasion, the computer should be available to my mother for crucial tasks such as paying bills, reading emails, and so forth. Let me also add that my 16-year-old sister is turning 17 in a month and she has increasing needs for a computer for school, which is why I thought a MacBook Pro could be a better choice: a) she can take it with her to school when necessary, b) she can still give the computer to my mother temporarily, c) the other sister could request a time when she wants to play games on the computer, and everybody would follow this common schedule. The reason why an iMac can't fit this purpose is because we have only so many rooms in our home, and it would be an endless fight over who may use the computer and when. Since I am paying for the computer and the additional software, such as Office for Mac, I'm in charge of everything and I have to make a responsible decision. It does sound a bit silly to buy a notebook computer for family use, since that's what the iMac mostly stands for in my opinion, so that's why I'm torn between the two choices. This is an important decision that I have to make and after thinking about it on countless occasions, I still haven't come to a conclusion. It'd be much appreciated if you could help me out!