Hey all, I currently have a mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro. I do heavy audio editing (podcasts for a media company) as well as medium photo editing with Photoshop. Each podcast can last up to an hour and a half, so you can imagine my frustration with the speed I'm getting on the wimpy C2D. Plus, it's my only computer. If something fails and I have to send it in for repairs, I'm effed. I have a $2500 limit on what I'd like to spend on my next Mac. I've looked at the entire line of i7 iMacs, and also the base 15" MacBook Pro with an antiglare coating (just so you know the price I'm looking at). Regardless of which machine I pick, I will be upgrading the RAM to at least 8GB from OWC. The 21.5" iMac with a 2.8GHz i7, 256GB SSD, and 4GB of RAM is $2,199.00, while the base model 15" MacBook Pro with nothing upgraded besides the antiglare screen is $1,949.00. My assumption is that an SSD would give me better performance overall (including encoding times?) and that the MBP would end up being cheaper with a RAM and SSD upgrade, right? Especially if I waited for SSD prices to go down since that component is user-upgradeable. So, for the price, which would give me better performance? I just want the machine to be as fast as possible for the price I pay.