Hey guys, I've looked through several advice-topics and it seems the opinions of others really helped a lot of users. I'm hoping for the same. Right now I only own a netbook and a 22 inch external monitor. Having only the power of the netbook available can be quite a pain- thats why id like to buy a mac. The computer will be used for the usual: internet surfing, emails, videos, etc. I recently really got into photography so I will also be using photo editing software. Considering the price: I dont want the price to be the deciding factor (I do want the computer to last a bit) but since I am a college student with a full time job- the less the better. Portability: I need a computer for studying which i will have to carry around quite a bit - my netbook has been performing just fine with that. I was wondering which setup would be the best for me: - I could buy an Imac and continue to use my netbook for uni. I would sell the external monitor. The problem with this is that I will be spending half a year in Asia relatively soon. It would be more troublesome to take an imac with me - I could buy a macbook pro and use it with my external monitor. Im guessing I would go for the 13 inch model because of portability and price- but im open to suggestions otherwise) Right now I'm leaning towards the 13 inch macbook pro option but I was wondering what you guys will think. Oh and gaming is not important for me- i would actually prefer it if my computer couldnt run games very well as it would prevent me from wasting time .