I'm a college student who wants to get into music recording and switch over as a Mac user completely. Right now I'm running a 2005 Dell inspiron e1505 laptop, which does just fine, but Windows Vista is becoming too much to deal with. I don't take my laptop to classes and go home fairly often (home is only 2 hours away from school). I'm not a huge fan of desktops, but for what I want do, I think it could be more bang for my buck. So, therefore, I'm stuck between the portability of the macbook and the advantages, those i can't name because I'm not sure, of the iMac. Can you guys give me some insight on the pros and cons of both? Prices, the components of both machines size, longevity, portability of iMac from one place to another, etc.