Firstly, I know this is a daft question but I was thinking of getting a 15" MBP up until I went to Apple store today and saw the georgous iMac - I'm now torn between the two. Basically I know that answer is - do I want portability but in truth I will never take the mbp outside - I just wanted it to be able to move it around the house easily. Having seen the iMac though I might be willing to compromise on this as also - for the same £1500 money I could get a much more powerful iMac with 24" screen etc. Has anyone got experience in having a laptop and then deciding to go with imac and which did they prefer? Also - if i went for iMac I would need to be able to plug my xbox and pc to the screen if possible - is this possible? Final question-I've read on the forums that you can get a student 'discount' AND free ipod on a new mac - however when i've looked at apple site it seems i can only get the ipod thrown in - no mention of a discount. is this right does anyone know? Many thanks for any help.