My father just finished up cleaning up our garage and he is going to be using it for an office. Not a work office though, but as a place for recreation where he can do some handyman stuff and some heavy thinking (he's a pro). Therefor he needs a computer to write down his thoughts to, and to read articles, news - that sort of very light web usage. He will not be even near using the full potential of the iMac, even at it's lowest tier. But as he said to me, maybe when he gets it he will explore new things and discover new ways to use the computer (he's 57, so I would not be surprised if he learned something new about computers as he didn't grow up with them), and if he does discover new things, then he don't want to be sorry that he got a low-end model that can't carry the task. Right now he uses the thinkpad he got from work for everything, and it is important for him to "seperate work and pleasure" which is really the core of why hes getting a new computer. The only tasks he REQUIRES it to do, is to read and write. Other than that he also wants to hook it up to some speakers and listen to some music. Now, the deal is that he does not know which size to get: the 20' or 24'? He says that he only needs to be able to see one page at a time, but I also know, from using my macbook, that you don't actually maximize windows on osx, so maybe the extra space would be good? I would really like your advice Thanks in advance.