Hi all long time lurker, 1st time poster here. (Disclaimer Im not an IT geek, Im not a power-user. Im a professional photographer left in the lurch.) The non-appearance of the new iMac has left me a bit in a technology purgatory. To make a very long story extremely short: Im a PC user needing to make the jump to Mac for various reasons. Ive not owned a Mac before (got an iPas2 though), so this will be my 1st Mac. I have been waiting in anticipation for the new iMac so I could finally do what I need to do. Yeah, well all know the let-down on that. I have the option now of buying a bottom-of-the-range 2011-edition iMac (which is not cheap for old technology) and waiting for the Real update coming in 2036, or just saying screw it and buying a high-spec PC. The question is, the baby iMac is spec-for-spec identical to my current production machine. i5, 4MB of RAM. Im replacing the PC with a Mac of exactly the same specs. Will I make a mistake in doing this? Will I see a difference in performance between the two? A major consideration for me has been the release of the new Nikon D800, which Im on a waiting list for. My PC battles to edit the 12.5 MPx images my D300 delivers, and I know it wont be able to handle a 36MPx file from a D800. (I also need to upgrade to Adobe Creative suite 6, which I have a license key for ) So I need to upgrade my puter before I upgrade my camera. Getting the new MBP is not an option, as I cannot edit on a 15-inch screen, and buying an external screen is just unjustifiable and un-recoverable cost so no, the MBP is not on at this stage. (a 17-inch MBP may have filled the gap, but alas ) So is it worth getting a baby iMac, or wont there be a difference between it and my current PC? Will this be an investment, or should I just go throw money through the shredder?