Hello, I recently bought a 21-inch iMac refurbished as a budget option to get into Mac. But lately I have begun to favor the idea of a MacBook Pro + external display more, and wonder if I should have just waited and saved up for that. That's why I'm posting here, because I can still send it back until the 21st. I love the size of the iMac's monitor but that's about it. It is unbelievably susceptible to reflections and glare, and far worse still, it has a tendency to profusely suck in dust behind the glass where it can't be wiped off. I kept my Toshiba laptop because I like having a portable option, so there's no question a laptop is still a relevant desire for my lifestyle. If I work on something on the iMac then should want to continue say at school or on a vacation or something like that, not only is it a different computer but it is even a completely different operating system. Hell, because of formatting my laptop can't even write to my external drive now. The workflow is not exactly what you'd call "seamless". Even though there's nothing I can pinpoint with words other than the screen fitting, Apple's laptops just seem to be that little bit more well made to me. I just need to work around the screen issue as I am a photographer and I'm afraid 15" might be a somewhat limiting amount of real estate. There exist 24" monitors from Dell and others or perhaps even a double-function 32" TV, that would probably be a simple and affordable enough fix for looking at pictures and otherwise getting that full in-your-face experience, and I would be able to get liberation from having the monitor and computer perpetually bonded. Plus, I could probably even get all or close the cost of the monitor by ditching my Toshiba Satellite on Evil-Bay. I know there are still sacrifices but the latest MBP's seem right there in terms of performance with the iMacs, so it's more tempting than ever to exclusively work from a laptop. Even though I am definitely not one of those people who fiddle about at Starbucks all day musing on their blog, I'm not the MOST intensive user. The toughest task that I do on a regular basis is working with RAW files in Adobe Lightroom, and also making HDR pictures. So common DSLR photo editing workflow. I also work with 1080p video, but basic short clips of events and never anything like 3D. No graphic design or games either. Do you think this would be a worthwhile setup to look into, rather than just an all-in-one iMac that is a nice kit but has far less usage possibilities? Not to mention obvious design flaws. I was impatient and probably didn't think it through too well prior to pulling the trigger, but nevertheless this is a realization I had not to long ago, so I just wanted to see how logical it seems to others. Props to you if you read all of this, and any insights would be greatly appreciated. This is the one week I have to correct a potential mistake.