This question might have been asked a lot but I will ask it again, consider the fact that I am going to be majoring in Computer Science.
Do you, overall, think it would be better to have a good desktop with a cheap laptop or just a good laptop with an external monitor?
I am considering one of the two (I NEED a Macintosh to work with iOS Development which I have been doing, and enjoy, in High School):
1) Low end 15" MacBook Pro + 22" monitor for a total of 1800 USD before taxes
The overall advantage of doing this is everything is on one computer, which is a fairly big advantage. The disadvantages include: Lower specs for higher cost,
2) Low end iMac (When the refresh comes out, assumes the price stays the same) and a HP 2000t-2a00 netbook for a total of 1550 before taxes
The advantage of this is it costs less and I have a machine optimized for Windows and a machine optimized for Mac OS X. The disadvantage of this is I will have to transfer any notes/files I put on my HP to my Mac. Another disadvantage is I would have to leave the computer unattended quite often, which might not be safe.
Another option is to buy the higher end 21" iMac, when it is released, and just use my 2nd gen iPad for a portable device, which would total 1400 usd before taxes just.
What are your opinions on what I should do/get? I am open for suggestions of other combinations that might work too.