I need to buy another computer within the next 1-2 weeks to replace my 15month old Macbook Pro that I just sold to a friend. It was a great computer but with new ones around the corner, it struggling a bit with some recent games and the good price he offered, I couldn't refuse. I had in my mind that I'd get a new 3.06ghz 8800 iMac or dual 2.8ghz (maybe single 2.8) Mac Pro to replace it as it never really left my desk, so no need for a portable. I've been researching the past few days and still confused about what the best option would be though.. The iMac seems to keep up with the Mac Pro for what I'd be using it for; that is CS3, iLife apps, general email/web and games (under Vista). I never use any rendering software at home and very little video (After effects/iMovie) work. My concerns are: The iMac still has issues with the display; like the uneven illumination (my PB had that and I don't want to revisit that problem), though it's hard to find any recent information on this - most reported problems seem to be dated before August this year? Has anyone bought an iMac recently that exhibits this issue? I'm not sure I'm in to the whole glossy screen either. All the macs I've owned (six) in the last 5 years have had matte screens. The Mac Pro is overpriced for what it is now given that it hasn't been updated for so long and Nehalem might be around the corner, which will offer a significant performance improvement. Obviously the Mac Pro has a lot more room for upgrades but the extra I'd need to spend on it, a decent screen and it's upgrades would cover buying another iMac in a years time, and that new iMac would probably be faster. It just seems like a bad time in the Apple cycle to buy a desktop? I'm toying with the idea of picking up a new notebook if they do end up releasing them next Tuesday... seems like it might just be the right time for notebooks.