When buying a desktop we have generally come to accept much better performance than in a laptop, at the sacrifice of portability. It's an age old forumla that has made good sense until now it seems. When checking the geekbench scores from the current imacs and current macbook pros there is really very little difference. Do you think we will see a much more powerful Imacs (perhaps 8 core) this year or is it destined to stay roughly in line with the macbook pros in terms of processing power? The latter may be particularly likely given that apple has drastically reduced the form factor of the imac just recently meaning there is less space which equates to something similar to sacrificing power for portability in a laptop but instead, not gaining portability either - merely sleeker aesthetics. Of course you do get the advantage of a bigger screen included but external monitors are always an option for the macbook pro.