Hey everyone this is my first post ive been lurking for a while and finally am looking to purchase my first iMac. Sadly I can not afford that powerful turbo charged i7. So I am looking to get a refurb i5 27in online at the apple store. I didnt see much information on the i5 here on this forum so I figured I would ask and see if you lovely people could help me make up my mind. Would it be smart to get the refurb which is an older model or to get the newer i3 model with the faster processor the i5 is a quad core and from my understanding the quad core can multi task better. I am still a student and could use my student discount with the new imac with the i3 but not with the refurb i5quad core. The older i5 2.66 ghz quad core is $1,624 shipped The newer i3 3.2 with the education discount has no tax and is $1,599 shipped I could also get an ipod touch for free with rebate and sell it (have an ipod touch already). That would further lower the cost of the i3 decisions decisions any thoughts?