Okay, I am in the process of cleaning my desk up and why not spend some money to make things cleaner. So i have an older MBP 17 with 1900x1200 display and a 2.8ghz core 2 duo. I want to get a large external display and close up the laptop. Now there are some options. 1) Do I get a bookarc, or similar apple mount, and purchase one of apple's gorgeous displays (27" or 30")? I know Dell has a competitive option so that's not out of the question either. My concern is the monitor is rated for 2560x1440 and would love to take advantage of this. Is there a way to upgrade the video card to support this? Obviously the actual MBP display can't support it. 2) Purchase a new iMac 27" for a little extra and get a quad-core processor behind the scenes? If I did this approach, a MBP 17 is a little excessive for a laptop... Are there options available to take better advantage of the external monitor? This is all for personal use and not professional.