I have already posted this thread in the iMac forum but didn't get much of a response, and seen as it involves the MacBook Pro too I thought I would give you guys a shot to help me. So my current setup; Late 2009 27" iMac, Core 2 Duo 3.2GHz, 4GB, 1TB. 2010 11.6" MacBook Air, 1.6GHz, 4GB, 128GB SSD. iPad 2. So my iMac is used as my centralised system for everything, all my data and iTunes etc etc, everything is saved onto here. I also do Photoshop on this to, and have recently started doing Illustrator work. My Air was used for University last year mainly and all I really do on it is type notes in class and research, but I was there 3-4 days a week so the portability was amazing, but next term I am only there 1 day a week, in the same classroom block so the portability isn't really necessary anymore. The iPad is where I do all my browsing around the house. If my Air and iPad are next to each other I always pick up the iPad to browse. I also use it when travelling so watching things like movies and listening to music. So my iMac has currently died and my insurance replacement voucher (only applies to Currys/PC World) entitles me to £1400, so this is where I'm stuck.... Do I just get the new 27" iMac and keep my Air? Do I get a base 15" MacBook Pro, sell the Air, buy a monitor, namely ACD? Do I just get a base 15" MacBook Pro and save some money? Decision Decision and I really really don't know! To be honest I am swinging more for the second option as I love having 27" to work and have become accustom to it! Is the MacBook Pro as good as, if not better than the iMac.