Non tech - business / home user of PC's since 1984. Was always intrigued by Apple but working in a corporate environment using (then) Lotus 1-2-3, Excel, Word, Powerpoint .. never considered an Apple for home. Now that my latest home PC is once again outdated - I see that the 21.5 inch Imac is a pretty slick machine and I can load Microsoft Office for Mac (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and can handle any work projects at home. Considering the base Imac 21.5, 2.7Ghz, with 16 GM memory and Fusion drive, in addition to the external disk drive - as I do get a lot of hard media presentations to review. Having never used email outside of Microsoft Outlook .. is there any need to add that as well? Or will the Imac mail capability do all I need to do in that regard? I use Outlook at work and archive a lot of email "stuff" categorized. I have always heard of the Mac capabilities in the graphic design field. Is that due to any proprieary OS architecture? Mac system sofware? Of better "design software" more suited to the Mac than PC OS? Really have a lot to learn about the MAC environment!! But I hope to get started this weekend. Thanks in advance for any guidance. Rick from Miami.