I'm having second thoughts about my purchase of the new iMac 27" i7 and am now rethinking my decision in favor of a new MBPro 17" and the 24" LED monitor. I have a couple of questions for those current users of their MB Pro's and Apple monitor. 1. How many wires need to be plugged and unplugged to switch between portable and desktop use? Is this a simple and painless deal or will it be a PITA to connect and reconnect? I would use this without the monitor off and on quite frequently. I must admit that I do like the idea of being able to use 2 displays. 2. I plan on adding the 8 GB of ram and an SSD drive to this new 17" MBPro and suspect this should make it at least as fast as my current 24" 2007 iMac. However, I'm unsure of what to use for a connected data drive for the best speed. Any suggestions? 3. I must admit that I'm more than a little concerned about what the new quad core iMacs will be like regarding noise and heat. Am I nuts for even considering the MBPro instead of this? I am not a real power user, but do use Dreamweaver, PhotoShop, Illustrator quite extensively as well as work with fairly large excel files and databases and mailing software. Any suggestions and other info to help me make my final decision would be most appreciated.