My situation: I have enough money I have an iPad mini, iPhone 4s, and MBA 2013 I have an external monitor for the MBA Why I think a 27" iMac would be good for me: More powerful computer for video and photo editing The MBA struggles with iMovie occasionally, so I haven't even installed FCP. More RAM and storage (MBA only has 4GB, 128GB SSD) Gives me more freedom with the MBA. Gives me a base to work from, while the MBA can be purely for mobility, rather than doing two jobs. I think the iMac display looks good I can use my existing display as a second monitor. The current iMacs look amazing Thunderbolt 1.0 doesn't bother me What's holding me back: I think I'm being lazy/fussy in wanting a more powerful and more convenient option than MBA + external monitor I have a laptop PC from 2006 which I never use now. I would feel weird having yet another computer in the house. There will be a new model coming out this year, possibly new redesign. I don't think I can ever go back to using windows, but PC's are way cheaper, and I could possibly use linux or a hackintosh. I have no idea what to do. Money is extremely useful stuff. Is it worth throwing so much of it away on a computer?