I'm looking to buy my first Mac within the next few months (or after Snow Leopard is released), but i'm not sure which one to buy! I currently have an old Acer Aspire 5051 laptop which runs quite smoothly with XP, but after 2 years of bearing with Windows i've decided its time for a Mac. Now, I can save about £1000-£1500ish but I don't know what to get. I already have a 24" Full HD Dell monitor on my desk and I would use the Mac for: Heavy internet use, Microsoft Office (either via VMWare or the Mac version), The occasional Photoshop, The odd video edit for YouTube, Storing 20ish GB of photos, Using Google SketchUp, MSN, A (quite) large iTunes library with some HD videos Occasionally gaming on Sims (Sims 3 by the time I get the Mac), COD4, COD6 (when it comes out) and other games made this year (nothing Crysis- like, so major graphics aren't a big worry but i'd want it to be capable of running COD4 in high settings at at least 50fps). All of these games would be run via XP on BootCamp or on the Mac version of the game, not VMWare. My options are (based on the current models (the slashes (/) show where i'm not sure!)): 24" iMac, 4gb DDR3 RAM, 2.66ghz/2.93ghz C2D, 640gb/1tb HDD and GT120/GT130. 13.3" Aluminium MacBook, 2gb DDR3 RAM (i'd upgrade myself when necessary), 2.0ghz/2.4ghz C2D, 160gb HDD (again, i'd upgrade myself when necessary) and the 9400m. However, I think i'd like the illuminated keyboard so the 2.4ghz model would probably be the one i'd go for. or finally the 15" MacBok Pro but I can't really be bothered to write out those specs (just quite a 'low' end MacBook Pro!). I'm going into my local 6th form/college in September but although its a 'nice' school I don't think I would want to take a MacBook in, let alone a MacBook Pro, and I already have a laptop which i wouldn't worry about taking in and it could easily handle word processing and SketchUp (i'm taking product design so these are the main things i'd use at school (the school computers are shocking so i'd probably need to take in a laptop)). I also don't like having loads of wires coming out of my laptop when its sat on my desk as a desktop (i.e. headphones, a mouse, printer etc.). Pathetic I know, but I do like as clean a desk as possible! So, if you've been kind enough to read this far you're probably thinking that its leaning towards the iMac, but I LOVE the designs of the Apple portables even more so than the design of the iMac (which I still LOVE!). Any advice or if you could just say what you'd go for, i'd be VERY grateful. Thanks for reading!