I’m still leaning toward the iMac.
I like the portability of the macbook, but since everything is built into the iMac, it’s somewhat portable as well. Unlike our current conglomeration of wires, giant tower, moniter, speakers, mic, and modem. If we get a wireless router, which we would need for the macbook anyway, we would just have to unplug the iMac, pick it up, and move it somewhere else in the house. The only thing else we would have to move would be the keyboard and mouse, which if we got the wireless ones wouldn’t be that bad. Besides, i’ve heard from people with laptops that they still prefer using a mouse because it’s easier to control than that little pad on the actual laptop.
Again, the bigger screen and bigger hard drive are really winning me over to the iMac since my iPod takes up around 30 gigs of space through iTunes anyway. That, plus I still want the option of running windows for some programs that may not be compatible with OS X, which again will eat up more space. Plus the ability to have more power is always a bonus. Even if we don’t think we’ll be doing any high end video or graphics intensive projects any time soon, it’s always good to have the ability to do them in the future. Especially after seeing all the things that can be done with iLife. One has to say that the reason we may not do any projects like that now is because we can’t, but again, iLife would make that easier. I just don’t like limiting myself right off the bat.
That being said, I still really like the macbook. However, I see it as a future addition as opposed to our sole computer in the house. I guess we could just keep the PC and get the macbook as a second computer, but I think my wife would agree that we don’t want to keep that monster, at least not where it is now, and we don’t really have the space to put it anywhere else.