I was hoping the new update would go back to the 24 inch imacs but they didn't. 1) So, for a video editor, is the 27inch imac needed? Wouldn't I be better off getting the 21inch and a dual monitor for the video playback? Any recommendations for a 2nd monitor? Not looking to spend a lot. 2) Also, I was hoping to spend about 1400$ on my new imac. Is getting the $1200 imac with a 8gb ram update a good choice? Or would the $1500 imac be that much better for video editing? Could I eventually upgrade the cheaper imac to an i7? Would that be needed? Thanks for the help! I also edit with FCP and After Effects using a Panasonic GH2 and sometimes work with other HD cameras.