Hey y'all, I'm hesitating over whether I should get a new iMac or a monitor. Below are a few reasons why I want an iMac and what I would be using it for. Please give me some advice to help me with this decision!! Thanks a lot Reasons: 1) I've got a 13-inch Macbook Pro, Mid-2014. The screen is too small for me, as I need to frequently switch pages and that takes away my efficiency to work. I want to be able to put multiple pages side by side. 2) The macbook gets a little slower when I open up many apps or browsers (like 10+), although the speed slowdown is not obvious and occurs only occasionally. Uses: 1) Mainly academic research (browsing through plenty of online articles and sources every day), writing, and excel sheet. 2) For entertainment, I typically watch movies and youtube videos. I don't play games. My considerations: 1) iMac: 27 inches, 4.2 GHz Quad-core Processor, 16GB Memory, 512 GB SSD. 2) Monitors: 30-34 inches screen (put pages side by side), 3k (clearer when reading), with a higher refresh rate (so that it feels better when skimming over articles)? 3) Other choices?????? My concerns: 1) For iMac, I'm not sure if this is the right time to purchase. Are new models coming out in 2018? Is there going to be huge a technical update in the new models? 2) For monitors, they are decidedly cost-savers, but the condition of the laptop itself is what determines most of the user experience. My macbook hasn't deteriorated much, but its capacity was restricted to the technology of the time period when I bought it in 2014. I wonder if I should get a better machine for better overall experience. Thank y'all so much! I hope I made everything clear for you to read. I've been stuck with this for quite a long time. Please help me out!