Hi all! I have been using a black MacBook 2.4 Intel Core 2 Duo for the past 2 years for graphic design work (Adobe CS3, print and web design) and it has been a great machine. No complaints. I am now expanding my design skills and my small design business is growing. So I need a new computer. I will be using the new computer for Adobe CS5 and also programs like CAD. I am also a fabricator and restorer and I work on vintage cars and bikes. I want to be able to design my cars and bikes before I tackle the project. I figured since I already have a decent laptop, why not go with a big desk top. This way I would have the best of both worlds. Plus, I do most of my work in my personal studio. So, since I was driving yesterday through a state that does not charge sales tax, I stopped at an Apple Store and the Apple people convinced me to buy the i7 iMac for $2199. I have not opened the box yet. I was thinking last night on the way home if I should have bought the 2.8GHz Quad-Core Mac Pro for $2499 and also buy a Dell UltraSharp 24-inch ($599) or 27-inch ($799) screen. I know it would cost much more than the iMac but would I be getting a better system? Would it be better in the long run? Is 2.8 Mac Pro faster than the 2.93 i7 iMac? Any help please. I need to make a decision now before I either open my iMac or go and exchange it for a Mac Pro. I know, I should have done my research before purchasing.