Went to the Apple Store today and looked at the base model 21.5". One of them was missing a mouse... Anyway, when I did get a chance on one, I first checked the specs, it was the base model, 8GB RAM. I opened up Photoshop CS6, didn't actually do anything on it though, and I just minimised it and opened iMovie Pro (Eh, sorry, Final Cut Pro X). Firstly it took a bit to open, then it took a bit for the timeline to load (I was surprised it actually had a project. It was the project used to promote FCPX). It had a few things to render, but by the time I remembered that there's a small circle denoting render time, it had already rendered, so I wasn't sure how long it took. It was only a few transitions though... Then I noticed that as I scrolled through the timeline, there was quite a bit of lag. I was really surprised by this. I don't know how scrolling could lag in 2012. Maybe it's just FCPX's fault for being such a terrible application...but even then, it's by Apple, so it should work seamlessly on a brand new device. Scrubbing through the timeline seemed to lag as well. I hope it was just that the footage was 4K, that would be justifiable on a base model iMac, but if it's 1080p footage, that's really bad for any amateur who wants to get into filmmaking and are starting on a simple application like FCPX. Maybe I'm overreacting? I ordered a maxed out 21.5" one, I hope the performance from simply scrolling through a timeline isn't that bad. I'm not gonna be using FCPX though.