Right - as some will know, I've recently returned my 17 inch MacBook Pro as I've had ENDLESS problems with it. This makes me very sad.
I am by no means alone in this - many many people have had problems with the biggest MBP apparently, and having now had two (both with problems) I don't want another one.
So - I have two options...
One is to buy an iMac - 27 inch 2.66 quad core.
The other is to buy a 13/15 inch MacBook Pro and add the 24inch cinema display.
In order for them to both cost the same (a steep £1800 or so before educational discount) the specs will look like this...
iMac: 2.66 Quad core - MPB: 2.26 core duo
Both 4gb, costs about the same to make them 8gb
iMac: 1TB - MPB: 500GB
iMac: 512mb - MPB: piddly frankly
Now, I do a lot of work at home on music notation software, which is why I need a big screen, but I also work at school so portability is a bonus. I don't game on the Mac, so the graphics are less of an issue aren't they? I have the XBox, PS3 and Wii for that lot
Which should I do?