I currently have a Dell XPS 600 P4 3.8GHz, 250GB, 1GB RAM...about 6 years old! It still works pretty well (especially for a 5+ year old PC), but is getting slow and my hard drives are filling up. Also my 20" monitor is showing signs of old age and is bound to die soon. So, I'm looking at an iMac and I'm convinced a refurb is the best way to go. Just want to make sure I pull the trigger on the right one. I can't get a 27" inch b/c I don't have the desk real estate to make it happen. I am limited by what is in the apple store and it appears that the new 21.5", i3 with 1TB might be the best bang for the buck. Should I wait till a 21.5" i5 finally gets added? I understand that could take awhile too. Anyway, I need to be sold on simply upgrading and looking for some advice from folks who are like me...operate a home office and when you have time you'll convert home movies (Hi8) to DVD, or rip DVD's to iPad (Wondershare on the PC is excellent by the way) and organize pictures. Thanks for advice.