I ask this question because I'm heavily considering purchasing a refurbished 13" macbook pro, however, I'm already the owner of a 2008 2.4 GHz Intel 20" iMac which is a workhorse and does everything that I need and more! The only reason for the new purchase would be convenience in having a unit that is more portable (gives me more flexibility in my day-to-day routine) and so that I have something to take with me when at school, work, or on vacation, etc. I absolutely LOVE my iMac, as it's the first mac that I've ever bought (brand new last August and still runs great!)...I made the transition after the Dell laptop that I had been using kicked the bucket and I haven't looked back since. I decided to go with the iMac because I realized that I rarely used my computer away from my apartment- going to the Apple store and comparing the 13" whitebook to the 20" iMac (which if I recall was actually cheaper at the time) the decision to go with the iMac seemed like a no-brainer to me! Fast-forward a year later and I'm still loving my iMac, except for there's still a small part of me that misses the portability of my Dell laptop. I should mention that I have an iPhone 3G that I depend on to get all of my emails and to manage/organize my schedule but it still doesn't replace the functionality of having a laptop. I'm in my last semester of college and I'm thinking about going back to school to get my MBA, so I'm thinking that I can definitely benefit from a more portable computer but I don't know if I like the idea of having/maintaining 2 machines. What would you guys recommend I do in this situation? Is having 2 computers and an iphone overkill? Would it be more wise to sell my iMac and get a nice 24" LCD monitor and a macbook pro? I know this question is quite common on these forums (it is a buying tips/advice thread afterall ) but I want to hear some feedback from some of the graduate students and/or young (business) professionals on the forums. I'm just not sure if I like the idea of being confined to my apartment whenever I need to get (school) work done...sometimes I wish I could venture off to the nearest Barnes & Nobles and get a coffee and work on my assignments. Sorry for the long-winded thread guys, looking forward to your responses!