I'm getting ready to retire from teaching. I currently have a late 2009 27 inch iMac that I'll be giving to a friend. I also have a 4 year old Dell PC. I use Excel, Outlook and Word every day. I use the iMac for photo, video, and music. I'm getting ready to buy a new iMac and am wondering if I should continue to use a PC for business/church/e-mail or just use bootcamp or parallels on the new iMac. I'm getting a SSD. Although my current iMac has 16 G Ram, I found that parallels made it very slow. I'm assuming a SSD and more RAM should cure that problem. Any opinion?