Currently have a mbp hooked up to a 24" hp monitor (£500 really good one!) i have 4x 2TB WD My Books FW 800 ext. drives for media (x2 daisy chained). Would like to get some sort of raid set up - perhaps an external raid via FW800? As likely to start a job doing multicam - not huge amounts, 30x3min clips per week, but im sure will speed up the process being able to live edit (2xpro ress 422 l streams required). So good FW800 ext. raids for MPB? BUT bit fed up of renders, motion clogging the system up when doing gfx etc on my mbp.. Could do with a desktop, for extra cpu etc.. - I have a matrox mini for external video monitoring, hooked up to a bog standard hdmi 20" tv. With the imac is there a way to monitor external video for colour correction, as per the matrox mini - I know about the Matrox MX but would like something the same price / cheaper than the mini and not sure how accurate using dvi would be? Is there a thunderbolt solution coming ? IS there a particular external raid option for the imac? could i still use fw800 on a thunderbolt model? Mac Pro, - obviously a new model is coming very soon, im sure with thunderbolt option. I guess wait and see, but it would appear the imac is much more better value - but external video monitoring for colour correction in FCP and Multicam editing are two things i want to have.