I was wondering if you could help me with a situation I have here... The iMac (I am typing on now) is barely used at all. EyeTV is great, but if I just set it to record I will never get the chance to see anything! I need to just catch the odd program here any there, so the iMac is not actually being used that much at all. This makes me think I could do with getting rid of it and going to one computer. The benefits of the iMac seem to be outnumbered at the moment by it's cons. It can only depreciate with time, I think. I can't see myself getting more for it in a year than I would now... I am finding that I am using my MB more and more as I do programming or use documents that I really need to be on one or two computers (work and home) and not three! Whatever decision I make, I plan (hope) to last me until the end of my Ph.D (sept 2009). I see three options a) continue as I am, with an iMac for light video editing and movie watching, and a MacBook for all my work and powerhungry applications b) sell the iMac and use the funds to get a large Dell screen, a new internal HD for the MacBook and a few other bits and bobs c) sell the MacBook and the iMac, use the funds to buy a MBP and an external screen (remember I get educational discounts) At the moment, I am not sure what I should do, and wondered if I could get an alternative perspective on things. I am going to spend a month on a boat (May 15th - June 15th) and want a laptop at this point, regardless of which model it is. I am then travelling to Germany, for a month, so again, need to be portable. After that, I have a hiatus of no travel (holiday time?) and will be working on the iMac in the office or at home on a computer. Any ideas/opinions?