Back in June of 2008 I bought a new iMac, which replaced my waning eMac. The iMac had been recently updated at the time, known as the "Early 2008" model. It was my last semester in college and my last chance to use my student discount so I decked it the hell out. Everything that was BTO-able to something better, I went for it. It had a 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme processor and a 512MB NVIDIA 8800GS Video Card. Cost me $2334 when I was done picking everything I wanted to go in it. Well, recently I was having issues with the thing, and after three weeks, Apple apparently had trouble getting the parts to fix this computer, so they just replaced it with the entry level 27" model: Obviously the screen is bigger, I like having the SD slot, there a few cosmetic changes, and I have a much larger RAM capacity now, but I can't help but wonder if I got short-changed on my CPU and Video. I haven't been following developments with video cards and CPUs in years so I don't really know what's up any more. If I had to buy a whole new computer I'd probably deck it out again with the Quad Core i7 and the 1GB Radeon card, but beggars can't be choosers in this case. I was really tempted to ask the lady at the genius bar that was servicing the computer if I could pay to get the next model up but I really didn't want to push my luck--they were giving me a whole new computer for pete's sake. Am I freakin' out over nothing or what?