i have the same question. should i keep my new Dual Core 2ghz? i'm thinking it might be a better idea after looking at more benchmarks of these iMac intels, i might have jumped the gun. I do run photoshop an average of a few times per week. I don't know how much I'd miss the snappiness of it however, if i got an intel. Mostly what I do is encode video files with podner and transport them to my ipod, then i use sound studio and audacity a lot. don't really use iphoto, imovie or any of the iLife apps. What's your opinions?