& purchase my first Apple computer. Im a long time windows user & decided to purchase an iMac 24' for my business endeavors & for my daughter explore her multimedia talents.. I purused the board for a month, reading the pros & cons of purchasing now verses waiting until the update which makes since... I decided that although an update will on the horizon & the current model will move to the backround, If i maxed out this model it will be built to last for a while(in computer yrs) So i opted for the 7600GT vid card, 500g hard drive, 3g ram, wireless keyboard and mouse & 3yr applecare. With the company I work for, I got the corporate partnership discount which saved me atleast 300 dollars. That made the upgrades worthwhile.. Im sure Ill be here asking lots of questions as I migrate from windows to apple world..