I was just at the best Apple Authorized Reseller store in Taipei, Taiwan, trying to quell the urge to spend my cash. I'm going nuts waiting for upgrades! Anyway, I clicked the "About this Mac" on the demo 24 inch iMac and get this: it had 4 gigs of ram in it! I asked the store guy what was up with that, and he said that it was something they were trying. The machine had every other option maxxed out as well. I thought this wasn't possible. I asked if I could get a mac made like that and they said no, not really, maybe I could order from Singapore...Weird! Apparently this is not an actual apple store either. It has a cafe on the second floor and the third floor is off limits. I guess that's where they do weird things like put 4 gigs of ram in an imac. I'm thinking about buying a refurb 20 inch imac NOW and selling it later if I really want a new 24 when the upgrades come out. Whatever they are. How much would it depreciate in 6 months to a year? A 20 might do me just fine for basic use, some light audio/video recording and editing, and maybe I can add another 20 inch monitor if I want more real estate. My ibook is dying and I don't want to spend any more cash on it.