I've been reading the forums and trying to gather information through the internet but I'm still left puzzled. I'm trying to figure out if an 27" i7 imac or a quad core 2.8 mac pro would suit me better. I work as a freelance graphic designer and use my computer for work. I own a 15" 2.4 core 2 duo with 4gb ram, and it doesn't cut it anymore for the work I need to be doing. I frequently use photoshop, illustrator, indesign and lightroom. Sometimes I need to have two or more of them running on the same time. When I have time I do like to play some games on the machine, games like starcraft 2 and diablo 3 when he comes out. So it would be good to have a nice machine that can handle that as well. I do like the fact that I can upgrade the mac pro in a few years time. And I like the idea of having more than one hard drive, although I don't know if I would gain a lot from it. I own a 22" Dell IPS monitor which I'm fairly happy with, so I could live without the 27" from the imac if I go with the mac pro. So the question for you guys is. 1. Is the processor better in the quad mac pro than the imac ? 2. Is there a huge difference between the graphic cards on the imac and mac pro ? (I would probably take the HD 5870 for the mac pro) 3. Which one do you think will suit me better ?