I'm looking to upgrade my current setup after this years WWDC, and I'm stuck between two options at the moment. A tricked out 24" iMac or a baseline Mac Pro and 23" Cinema Display. The uses I need from it are pretty simple. I like to work in Aperture a lot of the time, and do occasional video editing. Not more than a few hours a month though. The main use of the machine will be Pages+Mail+Safari+Skype+Transmit+Aperture+iMovie+Photoshop CS3. If I bought the iMac, I would make it last around 12-18 months, then sell it and upgrade to a new iMac or consumer based Apple computer. The downside of this machine is no upgradeability, but the upside is I can sell it and get a new one in a years time. The price is also much cheaper. With the Mac Pro, I'd try make it last 3 years without buying a new machine. The pros of this machine are upgradeability, and the ability to run 2 23" ACDs. A downside is I'll be keeping the machine for much longer, and after a while I might want the "latest" thing. The price is around $1500 more than the iMac. Specs: Mac Pro NZ$ 5,950.74 Two 2GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon 1GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC - 2x512 500GB Serial ATA 3GB/s drive - 7200rpm NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB SDRAM Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel) 1 x SuperDrive Airport Extreme & Bluetooth 2.0+ERD Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse iMac NZ$ 4,342.87 2.16GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 500GB Serial ATA Drive NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB SDRAM Apple Wireless Keyboard & Wireless Mighty Mouse + Mac OS X 24-inch widescreen LCD AirPort Extreme Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR What do you think I should go for? Mac Pro which is more expensive and make it last, or the iMac 24" and upgrade it each year, meaning I get the latest technology.