My father is an illustrator who does a lot of power intensive work, with lots of Pages, Photoshop, creating movies with iMovie and iDVD, all while viewing the Internet and streaming iTunes. Right now he has a 2.0 ghz Power Mac dual-core, as well as the original iPhone. He is certainly getting the "iPhone 4G" and is in the market for a new desktop. He likes the Power Mac because he has several terabytes of storage in pictures, movies and music. However, the new iMac is faster, and comes with a free mouse and bt keyboard. He also wants iPad to give presentations with video using the VGA adapter. Is it better to wait for i7x extreme hexacore or go with iMac? Also, what screen is best 30" 24" apple display or usethe 27" iMac as a display w/ free magic mouse and keyboard? Will the ipad work for him as an ereader, Internet viewer and presentations. One final queue:what about mbp 17" w/24" apple display? Thanks a lot!