Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7) We went canvassing for an iMac today with plans on buying the 21.5" base model. However, we came across a store (a famous one here in the area) that was selling a display model iMac for approx. 650 USD compared the brand new one which is 1200 USD, I think. The problem is, this model is a PREVIOUS gen iMac (the one with Core 2 Duos and doesn't have the 500 GB hard drive and discrete graphics but has the same hardware). I was thinking, is saving nearly 50% worth it for a previous gen display model? I'm not really a power user, I'm a student, and we were thinking of using it as a family computer. Mainly for browsing, syncing our iOS devices, chatting, some photo management, etc. Is this a viable buy or should we just jump in to the base brand new model with i3 processors and a bigger harddrive? Thanks!