So yes, it's my exciting first year in Graphic Design this coming fall and I'm looking around for the Mac for me. Because I'm a student, I don't have much money and I've been working my butt off to pay for my education. My parents are not supporting me financially. I have been scouting around on Kijiji, Craigslist as well as my school's classifieds where there seem to be no Mac's that meet my needs specifically. The problem is, I'm not sure what minimum requirements I'd need in order to support all the programs I'll be using without bogging down my computer. I am familiar with 2 of the 5 programs, illustrator and photoshop being the two I'm familiar with and the other 3 I'm not are, Indesign, Quark Xpress and Flash. I have settled on buying a Desktop, now all I need is help with all the complexities of ram, memory, video card, etc. Apple is selling refurbished desktops at resonable prices. I've scouted out this one, could anyone tell me if this is a good deal, and will it be able to support all my school work? Overview & Product Details (2008 model, $1,549.00) Model 24-inch iMac Processor 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo L2 Cache 6MB Shared Frontside bus 1066MHz Memory 2GB (two 1GB SO-DIMM) of 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; supports up to 4GB Hard drive 320GB Serial ATA; 7200 rpm Optical drive Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive with 4x double-layer burning (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Display 24-inch (viewable) glossy widescreen TFT active-matrix LCD, 1920 by 1200 pixels, millions of colors Video Built-in iSight; mini-DVI output port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video connections via adapter Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB of GDDR3 memory FireWire One FireWire 400 port and one FireWire 800 port; 7 watts each USB Three USB 2.0 ports on computer; two USB 2.0 ports on keyboard Audio Built-in stereo speakers with 24-watt digital amplifier, built-in microphone, optical digital audio output/headphone out, optical digital audio input/audio line in Ethernet Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T (Gigabit) Wireless Built-in AirPort Extreme (802.11n); built-in Bluetooth 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Hardware accessories Apple Remote, Apple Keyboard, and Mighty Mouse Other Built-in IR receiver Thanks so much for your help guys.