... anyways, i'll leave it that- but I've decided to upgrade my comp and give him my macbook pro (we both have... had the same laptop). Up until the whole reboot after waking thing I was going to go top notch and get the Mac Pro cuz I liked the idea of expansion. Then I decided I'd wait until they fixed the issue... but as I play around with configuring it and seeing all those digits in the Cart- I'm beginning to realize that I could have 2 computers for the final price of a Mac Pro (w/ display and all). SOO THEENN... sorry this is so long/ I'll just cut to the chase: The iMac comes with a built-in display, how does this compare with the Cinema HD's?? I'm not into graphic design or anything- I'm just starting my first year in Comp. Science & Engineering so I might need to use 3D apps at some point in the future. I would also like to use it to watch TV with the EyeTV. I use my comp for audio recording (LOGIC STUDIO 8). But the more I investigate I find that Logic 8 doesn't even utilize multi-core processing, it just floods 1 core at a time... I guess my question is iMac or Mac Pro? I understand most programs don't take advantage of multi-core... yet; and that FBDIMM's are a bit slower than the comparable DDR2's due to latency.. but I like that "yet" aspect to it. I feel like if I get a Mac Pro I wouldn't have to think about getting a new computer for 5 or 6 years. But a guy at this comp store argued "You'll have to get a new comp in 3 years just like the rest of us." I'm confused... I don't even know what my question is anymore.. can someone slap me and give me direction please?