So I have the 2009 13" MacBook Pro. Great computer, but like all computers, is getting slow. I am in need of an upgrade, but I'm not sure whether or not to get this recently upgraded iMac or another MacBook Pro. I am a sophomore in high school who loves to surf the web, multitask, check emails, youtube and my favorite, write ESSAYS() I originally chose the MB Pro due to it's portability. I had a Dell desktop before and hated how I was stuck to one place and how it was soooooo LOUD. Now, however, my situation has changed. I own an iPhone 4 and iPad 2(well, it's the family's but still). These two devices allow me to be all over the place w/o needed a computer. ------------- I'd really like a laptop, but there are some reasons that are making me think it over: *I have never taken my laptop outside of my house in its 2 years(crazy, i know) *The specs compared between the iMac and the MB Pro have great differences. *I already have access to the family's iPad, though it's not the same as having a personal device. *I saw the new iMac at the Apple Store. The 21" is HUGE. The 27" is just GINORMOUS. it's display is beautiful, is it HD? Reasons why I want to stick to a laptop: *Portability throughout my 2 story house; I can go and type essays where ever I feel like it. *ugh,...that's all I can think of! If I were to stick with a laptop, I'd be getting the 2012 refresh(looking for a redesign). iMac Specs: 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 1920 x 1080 resolution 4GB (two 2GB) memory 500GB hard drive1 AMD Radeon HD 6750M with 512MB MB Pro: 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 4GB 1333MHz 320GB 5400-rpm1 Intel HD Graphics 3000 Built-in battery (7 hours)2 What do you guys think? Are the iMacs and the MB Pro's really that far off?