Just sold my pos 2010 i5 iMac now I'm debating my next move. I put in a order for a 2.3 i7 bto iMac with fusion. I ended up canceling it though. I wonder if I could get by with the i5. Besides some minor photoshopping, and working with decent sized raw files from my camera, my computer never gets used for many power intensive tasks. I looked at the benchmarks and the i5 mini is right in the same ballpark as my old 2010 iMac. My only real apprehension is only having a 500gb hard drive as that is tight for my photos, and music to coexist on. Whatever model I get I will max out the ram, as that has more impact on my 4000 open tab browsing habits. So current 2010 i5 owners would you spend the extra money for the i7 if you had the chance, or are you pretty content with what the i5 is capable of.