Hey All, This post is going to be slightly strange, as I probably will answer some of my own questions and maybe have a contradiction or two. I am now posed with a dilemma, I have ordered an iMac as per my signature. The plan was to get the 24" ACD with the iMac and my switchover to the macworld would be complete and painless! I have now gone into an Apple store and seen the 24" ACD next to the iMac and don't like how low it sits complared to the iMac and would prefer not to put anything underneath the stand to make it level with the iMac. So, now my thoughts are maybe getting 17" MacBook Pro with the 24" ACD. But I already have a 17" windows laptop, which I will carry on using and don't really need the MacBook Pro. It's just that it looks nice with the 24" ACD. Also, getting anywhere near the same spec of Macbook Pro will cost quite a few hundred £'s more, which is is little more than off putting. So any thoughts on this dilemma, lastly how much better is the ATI 4850 compared to the 9600GT. I'll be doing lots of paintshop type stuff on whichever Mac I opt for.