I hate making new threads and seeing others with similar titles, but not quite the answers in the topic I need..... I currently have a MB (specs in sig) and very happy with it, even two years on. I'm thinking of getting a new Mac in the next few months (probably Christmas time but possibly earlier). I do mainly surf/email/messenger/listen to music/word process etc, but occasionally I (try to) game with an XP bootcamp install. Now, these aren't very graphics intensive games (stuff like BVE4 and Train Simulator) and I manage to just plod along on the MB, but I was hoping that I could get better graphics performance along with the new Mac. I also occasionally edit music. This is currently only an occasional thing, but starting Uni in a few weeks with a course in Sound Engineering means this usage will step up an awful lot. I was initially thinking of buying a MBP (base model), to still be portable and have more power, but then I considered buying an iMac instead (the 20", second-up model at £949), and keeping my MB. Ofc, the MB could still be used for what I use it for now, but then the iMac can be used for the "proper work" that I'll be doing along my course. A imagine a few people will mention syncing, but if I'm only using the MB for basic things, I'll have no need to keep it synced (I can copy over a couple of Word files with a memory stick in about 10 seconds). I just wished for the advice of the MR community, but at this juncture, I feel the iMac might be the better choice for me. P.S. As I mentioned, I start Uni soon, so this will be ordered online using the HE discount (which I've been told is around 12%-15% off regular price) and as I can expect £949 to become around £830, this is good price to be looking at! Cheers, Karl.