I've been longing for an iMac 27, but the recent Macbook Pro update has changed my mind. I'm going to spend more money now, but I am curious if others think I am doing the best thing. Primary uses: Photo editing in Aperture 3 (considering lightroom still but leaning towards A3). Music creation in Apple Logic. Occasional video editing. With the iMac, that would be it, but since this will now be my primary computer and replacing my current Dell laptop, I will also be doing my everyday computing, browsing, etc on the new Macbook. Configuration I'm looking to get: 15" 2.2 GHz i7, 8GB ram, high res glossy screen (didnt like the anti-glare as much in the store), magic mouse added, Apple 27" External display (for when Im doing the photo editing/logic stuff), and will be mating the computer with an Apogee Duet interface. First, will this be plenty powerful enough for my uses? Second, I'm unsure about what to do with the harddrive. I am considering the 128 GB Solid State Drive, and keeping my future photography library on an external hard drive, however I have read about problems with stability in Aperture 3 when running your library from an external drive so I am also considering the 7200 RPM 500 GB harddrive, and using external harddrive for archiving photos I dont want/need on the computer drive and for general backup. Budget is not a problem, but it does bug me how much extra you pay for the Macbook pro's compared with the iMacs. Would you go ahead and pull the trigger on this setup, or wait for the new iMac refresh and stick with the dell laptop for the general purpose stuff? The dell runs fine for general purpose stuff other than needing a new battery, but consolidating to 1 upgraded computer for everything does sound appealing even if it costs more. What would you do? Thanks!