I came this close to buying a 27" Apple display to compliment my 27" iMac. However, I thought that money might be put to better use on a new Macbook Pro. My current 17" Macbook Pro is not particularly old. It was bought in 2009, and is a 2.8GHZ Duo core. I do a lot of video editing on the laptop using iMovie and surprisingly, the Macbook keeps up with it, though you can tell that it's straining to do so. I am fascinated with i7 technology since my iMac has it and I can throw anything at it without any kind of performance strain. Sooooooo..... I am looking to buy a 2011 Macbook Pro either in July when Lion is released -or- wait it out till early next year when the next refresh happens. Anyone have any insight into what may happen with the next refresh that I would benefit from? A small bump in speed would not bother me. A total redesign, on the other hand, might. Retina display is also being rumored.