My daughter is a film student at a university. Part of her curriculum and her main area of interest is editing. Her editing classes use Macs and Avid Media Composer. I understand that Apple MIGHT possibly be announcing iMac upgrades soon but she is in need of a home computer sooner rather than later. She uses a monthly subscription for Avid on her current laptop and will be transferring that to her new computer. I also have the opportunity for zero interest 18 month financing on Apple purchases before April 4, so waiting for a possible Apple announcement regarding iMac upgrades is not possible. Definitely interested in a 27" but am in a quandary re: i5 vs i7, mainly as related to heat and fan noise. I'm interested in the 1TB SSD, will get 8gb ram and upgrade myself and probably the 580 8gb GPU. Any thoughts and suggestions would be GREATLY appreciated!