You got advice.
You didn't like the advice.
Are my critiques incorrect? No. Cost is not a primary concern for you. You're more concerned with purchasing an apple product than getting a good value.
So thus your choices are MacBook Pro or IMac. In other words Desktop or Laptop.
Laptop: Mobility at the cost of power
Desktop: Power at the cost of mobility.
In this case there isn't a huge difference in power.
You can hook up your monitors at home and just buy a separate keyboard to treat it like a desktop. Or, you can unplug it and sit in class with it to take notes or hammer out homework.
It's not like the MacBook Pro's are anemic or anything. They rock quad cores. Performance wise, there is little difference. If you really needed a power house of a computer you'd be on the market for a Mac Pro or you'd be building your own machine.
Seeing as they are close in performance and you have concerns for mobility, go with the more mobile solution.
Seems easy to me. The pro's and cons are obvious (as you stated) and thus why I think this thread is pointless.
This post has been edited by Dark_Nexus: 16 November 2010 - 10:51 PM