I apologize if this is covered elsewhere-if so, just yell at me and point me to the right thread. I see a lot of similar questions here, but not exactly what I'm looking for. I'm a mostly print, with some web, designer. At my office I work on a 20" 2.4Ghz iMac (mid 07) w/ 3 g RAM. At home, I'm still on a now very slow Single 1.25Ghz G4 MDD. I use CS3 Design Suite at both locations and it has gotten to the point where I try to do any and all Freelance work at the office now, because the MDD is just a pain to wait on for anything. I finally convinced my wife a few months ago that it was time to get a new computer at home and I've been holding out until the new iMacs came out. Now with my limited knowledge and my limited budget, I want to make sure I'm making the right decision. I think I've been approved by the bank of Ball & Chain for about a $1200 budget; I may have a little wiggle room here. I'll probably be waiting for our tax return for a few weeks and I was hoping that I can find something new in the refurb section then (or just use the credit card now if I need to jump on the current refurb deals). And finally for the dilemma. I'm reading that I may be better off to go with a refurb 24" iMac 2.8 with the ATI Radeon card over the new 24" 2.66 with the NVIDIA 9400 because of shared graphics memory and I just don't know what to go by. Will the DDR3 RAM in the newer models make a difference, or for that matter, will the extra RAM that is available on the newer machine far outweigh the negative of having the video card share onboard RAM (am I even making sense hereI'm still really trying to figure this all out)? And how will Snow Leopard play into all of this? I've seen that question asked a couple times on similar threads, but not yet answered that I can find. To further complicate the issue, I was just browsing at some used MacPro's today and found a Dual 2.66 for $1800, and I started to wonder if I should scrimp and save a little longer to do something like this. Sorry for the rambling post, but I'm obviously quite frazzled by this and just want to make the right decision and get something that will last me at least a few years time and allow me to do some work from home. Thank you in advance for any and all help.