OK. I have an iPhone. I will be in college (undergrad -> grad school) for around 4 more years. I currently have a Dell laptop that I lug around to classes to take notes and to work on homework. I am a Computer Science major; so I understand that the iPad will not allow me to use Visual Studio (via Parallels) or any other utilities I need for classes. Here is what I am considering: I can buy one MacBook Pro -- nearly maxed out. (17", upgraded processor.. etc.. wait for Arrandale) $2,614 estimated USD OR I can buy an iPad and a top-of-the-line iMac. iMac 27": $2079 iPad: $629 (16GB 3G) Total: $2,708 Is it worth it? Losing the mobility of being able to do projects right after class for the portability of an iPad and the better hardware of an iMac? Also, I have an iPhone 3GS 32GB. Any input is appreciated.