Hi there, folks I'm an audio visual artist and have been a Mac user for at least 20 years. Definitely throughout my career I've worked off Macs. My first 3 Macs were towers. I preferred towers because generally the options were greater, you could add better graphics cards and memory. The peripheral support was more robust and stabile. Then about 4 years ago I signed with a label and had to go on the road. Obviously I couldn't take a Mac Pro with me. Actually, what I'd been using was the dual 2Gig G5 but it was time for a new computer and I ended up getting two new laptops which I used on the road and in the studio. My experience of the MacBook Pro is that it's a very well made computer with some definite weakness, and I would assume these weaknesses are universal to Laptops of any make. The problem I have had is that, for one thing, I can't install more than 8 gb of memory. I am aiming on a minimum of 32 gbs. The other major drawback is the firewire barely supports 3 external devices being connected at once, and there's only one input. That's a big problem for me, as my analog to digital convertor is firewire based as well, so I end up having to daisy-chain that with a maximum of two external firewire drives. I find if I try to add a third it may work... it may not... Anyway, like so many other professional users I was waiting for the new Mac Pro and was prepared to drop some major cash and make a solid investment on a new computer. I was extremely disappointed that there was no new Mac Pro. The update was very weak indeed, and there is still no Thunderbolt or USB3 support. To invest in one of these updated models would obviously be a big mistake. But I can't wait until the end of next year to buy a new computer. My laptops have started showing their age, and my projects have gotten more taxing as camera resolutions get bigger. So here's my question: what should I invest in? I have heard a rumor that the new iMac would be coming out in September. Is that a solid possibility? I'm really not drawn to that solution, as it just seems like something between the laptop and tower. It most likely won't be able to have as much as 32 gigs of ram. It most likely will be limited to 6 cores. I was hoping for an 8 core with, again, 32 gigs of ram and a very fast graphics card. Also, do the iMacs support peripherals more robustly? Can anyone share some good advice?