I have a C2D imac. It meets my needs fine. Unforunately, the screen has started buzzing, flickering and blacking out. Apple care is expired, and Genius can't figure it out. I am at the end of my wits...it just flickerd out on me for 45 minutes and I have ~50 important emails I need to send. I am going to the store tomorrow...if I don't get a lead, the imac is out the door. I also have an MBA which meets my day to day, but it is not home base; I need to handle multiple docs, emails, photo and video editing so I need a "base" computer PDQ. The questions is, what computer to get? I SHOULD get an imac: I love mine,already have a laptop, and its the best bang for the buck. Except my imac is dying at only 3 years. My old Powerbook lasted 5. I could also splurge for a refurbed mac pro and a monitor; it'd cost about the same. So whats popular opinion? -An imac is what I need, but I am afraid of the quality and I hate my current situation with the screen. -A MBP with a 27 display would be ideal but expensive and I already have a laptop. Plus 500gigs is too low for me....I think.... -A refurb mac pro with a display would be overkill, but more reliable. -13 inch MBP is out of the question, too close to my MBA. I need the juice. Budget is around 2500-3K. I do mostly word processing and research, however, I do also do video editing as part of my work/fun, and I do a lot of photo editing as a hobby. I don't need a super powerhouse; my C2D was fine and I rarely photo edit these days.