the day before the new iMacs were released, I was in the Apple store in Salt Lake City ready to buy a Blackbook, but I decided to see what happened the next day. Then the new iMac was released, and I really think I want one. My intent was to own a computer for home usage. I run a pretty busy web design business, so I am on the clock 24/7. I have a mac pro at the office with 3 big screens, and then at home I have: - CoreDuo Macbook 2.0, 2GB ram, 120GB drive - Inspiron 8500 Pentium 4 laptop - homebuilt Pentium 4 XP beast I quit using the PC's when the Mac Pro arrived. So they are essentially junk. The Macbook is decently fast since I updated the ram and HD, but *technically* it's my wife's and I get tired of sharing. Plus, owning 2 Macbooks seems redundant when I already can use the WhiteBook on the road, and at home I'd much rather have the iMac screen and external keyboard/mouse. That being said, what are your first reactions when someone who owns a Macbook and a Mac Pro is wanting the iMac? The bulk of my business work will take place on the Mac Pro, so a 24" screen is pure luxury. So is the speed of the 2.8. Basically I just need a machine I can do web design on for weekends and nights. I am torn between the the 24" and the 20". I'd like the extra screen, but where this isn't a frontline machine, the cost seems wasteful when it won't be used for most the day (where the Mac Pro has 3 screens, and it was a great decision). If I went with a 20", is the Base config at 1199 (plus OWC ram) going to be any faster than the CoreDuo 2.0ghz Macbook? I feel silly buying the base model, when essentially it's like a Macbook with a bigger screen. I'll never do any gaming, or any video/3d stuff. It's just a low-res photoshop and html machine. Any lightbulbs going off in anyones head? I know when i was buying the Mac Pro, I considered an iMac and there was good advice given that led me to the Pro, so hopefully someone can sway me in a certain direction here.