Hey everybody, First, a story. I joined the Apple community in 2005 and never looked back. I owned the last generation Powerbook 15". Then, in 2008, I bought the last generation Macbook Pro before the unibody version was released. I loved both of these. In April this year, someone broke into my house (at college) and stole both my Powerbook and my MBP. Needless to say, BOOOOOOOO. I was broke and couldn't afford a Mac, let alone a top-of-the-line version, and I bought a Dell Mini 9 with the intention of installing Leopard on it. Well, about 3 weeks ago, the SSD hard drive on the Mini 9 died. Disk read error, or whatever. AWESOME. So now, 1) I NEED a computer, 2) it MUST be a Mac, 3) I can't make up my mind on what to get. With my corporate discount, I can get a fairly decked-out 27" iMac (2.8GHz Quad Core i7, 8GB of RAM (4x2GB), 1TB 7200rpm HD) for approximately $2250. For about the same price, I could buy a 15" Macbook Pro, 2.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, and either the 500GB 7200rpm drive, or the 128GB SSD. Things to consider: I am a musician and would definitely use my computer for music-intensive activities. I would like the mobility of a laptop, for obvious reasons, and my current living situation does not afford me much desk space for a desktop. But I don't want to spend the money and have something much better spring up in a couple months for the same price I would pay now, and it seems like the iMac would significantly outperform the Macbook Pro at this point. Thoughts? What would you guys do? MBP, iMac, or wait till Jan or Feb when MBP should be updated? Thanks for all the help in advance, and thank you for reading.