Well sooner or later you have to buy something, and due to my primary machine dying (an aged Titanium PB G4), I bit the bullet and laid down my Yen for a shiny new 20" iMac Core Duo. What a struggle it was just carrying the thing back on the train from Akihabara Electric Town... Suffice to say, once I got home I was up and running in no time, and loving the definite four-fold increase in power on Logic Pro, my software of choice. The screen's lovely, bright and clean, makes browsing my photos all the more pleasurable, and of course working! It's no slouch either, I'm kind of shocked at the snappiness, especially when I shoved in another 512 mb... The HD seems fast and the machine is whisper quiet. I'm really glad I didn't go for the problematic MBP after all. Yes Merom might come out next Tuesday, but I think this machine is as much as I will need for some years to come (I'm more of a dance-music producer and doubt I could utilise four CPU's and four HD spaces!) Anyway, no regrets, I'm looking forward to getting back to work! Thanks for all your advice MR-heads. --------------------------------- By the way, does anyone know how to get the Mail off my old HD?