Hey guys. I currently have a 17" Alluminum MBP, one of the old Core Duo ones. The thing has caused me a NIGHTMARE in problems since I bought it, and now that the HD has failed for the 4th time since I bought it (as well as it setting on fire, battery exploding, graphics card dying, motherboard failing, superdrive being replaced twice) I am deciding to scrap it and go for a new Mac. The choice is between the following: The new 17" MBP Unibody. The smaller processor 15" MBP plus a 24" LCD Monitor iMac 24" (top of the line) These all pretty much come to the same price. As a designer, the big screen obviously appeals a huge amount to me, would the 15" MBP have a huge difference in performance to the 17? My question would be the same for the iMac, could I justify losing protability for whatever power I may gain by having a desktop? What do you guys think?