I'm looking to finally upgrade from my trusty 2006 MacBook. It really has served me well, but it's certainly showing its age. OK first things first; my usage: 1. Web browsing/email 2. Listening to music 3. Watching video 4. Some photo editing...starting to get into photography. 5. Occasional games My original thought was for the low-end 15" MBP. It would suit my needs pretty well, but I feel like the 15" form factor cuts down on the portability of the machine. My next thought was that, for about the same price, I could get an iMac and add an iPad for the portable computing. I'm torn because I like being able to write emails wherever I happen to be sitting, whereas I'm sure typing many emails on the iPad is not so easy. I have not been impressed with how my current machine handles iPhoto; I don't dare install Aperture or Lightroom. Thus, I don't think the 13" MBP would be a good option due to the integrated graphics. If I was made of money, I'd probably get a new 13" MBA and an iMac for the more heavy-duty stuff, but I need to compromise somewhere. I'd love to get some opinions on each of these setups, as well as any other ideas you may have.