Hello, This year will be my second year assisting/second shooting at weddings and I will also be the lead at a couple of weddings also. Up till now I have been chugging along on my 15" pb g4 using iphoto and ps elements to create my portfolio. One of the leads I work for is interested in handing off some of his editing work to me for next year and my own editing needs are going to jump up as well. I just recently used lightroom to edit some engagement shots and I realize how much I need a tool like that or aperture to increase my productivity and quality. So I am going to buy a new computer when leopard comes out. I would love to buy a macpro but that is just not going to happen. I cant justify it where I am at. Now I tend to currently do my editing at home, and since I already have my pb portabilty is not the breaking point, the real issue is price versus performance. I am debating between an iMac 20"-24" or a macbook + 22"-24" dell lcd I dont play games and I dont do 3d work. I will be working with up to 1000 raw photos. I need to move through those photos as quick as I can. I dont do crazy photoshop renderings, I mostly use it for dodge, burn, stamp, filters, ect. I like the idea of the macbook because my pb is alot to haul around. But I also like the idea of the imac because I wont move it much which means it probably wont break on me. But in terms of performance I am not sure what the diference is for what I am doing. Suggestions would be great thanks.