Hey Guys, First of all my name is Chad, first time poster here so see how we go. I have been reading these forums for a fair while now, I thought I would give you a bit of background/feedback of where I am coming from. I am from Australia; I work at the mine fly in and out of home 10 days on 4 days off, the desk space you get is quite limited but it should fit the iMac quite comfortable (from what I can remember), I was originally looking into purchasing a Macbook Pro 2011 17" for the portability reasons, but I have done a few flights to and from camp and don't see myself pulling out the laptop often if at all when at the Airport. TV they give you is an absolute disgrace of technology a non-hd 22" widescreen, I wouldn't even bother watching TV on this... Horrible lol. I have a full setup at home 50" plasma, surround sound, media centre with 20.5TB of space, laptop for general use, 16g iPhone and 64g iPad, space isn't a major issue I also have a few 1tb External HDD's for extra space and portability of TV shows/movies to and from the site. On flights when I have my laptop with me I find it too bulky to pull out so I just use the iPad to watch shows whilst on travel and or do general web surfing. I am now looking into purchasing a iMac 2011 with the following Specs: 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 4x4GB 2TB Serial ATA Drive AMD Radeon HD 6970M 2GB GDDR5 Apple Magic Mouse Apple Wireless Keyboard (International English) and User Guide (English) AppleCare Protection Plan for iMac- Auto-enroll The only issues I am having is: 1) failure rate of dead pixels? 2) smokey glass screen/LED display? 3) Yellow/grey Screen What are the chances of this happening? Now I completely understand that any forum is always going to be full of issues not many people are going to write on how awesome there iMacs/Macbooks Pro's etc are but they are going to write on how they have an issue with X reason (That's why we have forums right?) I guess once I get the iMac I will never look back but I just seem to be having issues forking out the money considering I am always on the mine for 10 days and come back for 4 days it just seems hard for me to comprehend that if it breaks I have to wait for XX ammount of days. The reasons why I chose Apple, I love the style, quality, how clear the screens are honestly I don't come across many screens if any that are clearer than the Apple products. I am a ameture photographer (Hey everyone says that these days right?) I have a canon 50D, 70 - 200mm F2.8 Lens and 24 - 70mm F2.8 Lens with a few filters) I love taking photo's, I can upload some photo's if you like, Photoshop is a crucial thing for myself, and organization of the photo's - processing power I am sorry for the long essay but thought I would give you my background and ask the simple questions. Thanks, Chad.