I am really considering getting the base 2011 iMac (the 2.5ghz quad core i5) to replace my late 2008 macbook. One of the main programs I have started to use, or try to, is Aperture 3. My macbook really struggles with this which really pushes me to upgrade. I know I am changing to a desktop but I would prefer it that way. Plus I would like the option of being able to play games. Now my question is will this iMac be able to run Aperture 3 smoothly? I am sure it will compared to my macbook, much better CPU, double the RAM and RAM speed and the benefit of a decent dedicated graphics processor. I would just like some hear it from people who use it. The Apple shop iMac's don't have Aperture installed . Oh, my first post too, love this forum.