My wife is trying to decide on the ideal set up for herself. Here's her situation ... ...during the day she's at her desk and likes a large monitor to work from, also uses a printer, usb drive etc so she's plugging into some peripherals. At the end of the day she wants a computer to use at home, on the couch, home office etc ... she doesn't much like the idea of "unplugging a lot of plugs and wires at the end of the day" to be able to take her computer with her ... What she wants versus what she needs ... she isn't real computer literate other than being a pro at her work applications, syncing computers, networking, anything outside of work apps is new to her and she'd rather not mess with it is my guess. She'd like a desktop at her work it sounds like, and also a computer to use at home, take with her, use at home, outside etc. She thinks maybe getting an iMac and a laptop (like I have) may be a good idea for her. So far I haven't commented on the topic ... She wants all files to be in sync on both computers, we do work "in the cloud", (online app's) as much as possible but I can see it as a learning curve/nightmare for her trying to figure out and keep both computers in sync .... Price isn't a concern, she's over due for a computer update, although she'd like a desktop and notebook to use I see it as a bad idea perhaps. I think a Macbook pro (15") and an external monitor is the best way for her to go, she's tiny so I already know size/weight of the macbook pro may be a concern, so then perhaps the 13" unibody macbook or an Air? I dunno, I think she'd be better off taking a little time to unplug a network and printer cable than she would be trying to keep both computers in sync. I can see it now she'll have a work file she wants to use on her computer and she won't have it... or she'll have a recipe on the home computer and wish she'd of had it at work. What should she buy?