I will be commuting to university by car next year. The university is very close to my house 10 mins there and 10 mins back. I was thinking of getting the basic iMac 21.5" with a basic iPad 2 for portability stuff (surfing the web, emails, facebook and group work with a stylus while at uni, an organsier, videos and TV shows and travelling). I thought this would be the best option because I could come back home during a long break (i.e. greater than one hour), i prefer to handwrite my notes and the only times i need portability are mentioned above. But if I need to do copious amounts of typing i could use the wireless keyboard from the imac. However, the Macbook pro seemed like a good idea too because it will serve all my needs (essays, internet/email, facebook, software, portability). Although I would choose the 15" because i find the 13" inch too small, which is very pricey with accessories i.e. covers, protection plan. Also the mbp allows for me to print while on campus and use library resources. I am studying teaching and macs are compatible Would option 1 (imac and ipad 2) be fine or should I get the mbp?