MBP 15" Antiglare Processor: 2.2GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7 Memory: 8GB memory Hard Drive: 750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm Intel HD Graphics 3000 AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 1GB GDDR5 Built-in battery (7 hours) With an external 27" monitor not sure which one yet $2,449 (not including monitor) OR iMac 27" Antiglare 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 8GB memory 1TB Serial ATA Drive + 256GB Solid State Drive AMD Radeon HD 6770M with 512MB $2450 I will be attending graduate school for design and will use the computer for a variety of projects ranging from print, web, video and photography. Also my idea is with getting the MBP and a monitor is so I replace having two computers. My only concern is the battery life and longevity of the MBP. Feel free to give me your opinions and if you have had a set up with either of these and what was most effective. Thanks!