Hi, I'm going to be doing a Masters in Animation soon and want to get a right sized desktop but am torn between the 21.5" and the 27". I will probably want to take the desktop abroad to university with me so the 27" may be a little bulky. I've tried both in my local apple store but here's the thing: Whilst I was initially drawn to the beautiful resolution of the 27" and appreciated the fact I could have Photoshop and palette up on screen with other programmes/internet browser as well without compromising on size, I do worry that it will be too big at home/at a university dorm room. In the apple store it looks just right but they have space and I have read online reviews that the screen size makes web browsing difficult because the ratios of most websites do not fit the fullscreen of the 27" so you're left with a lot of space. Though I guess most people browse with half a screen so that's ok. I don't really need the iMac for watching HD/gaming BUT I do torrent/stream a lot of foreign dramas/movies and am aware that unless they are 1080p they may come up looking pixelated especially on the 27" rather than the 21.5". My other qualm is as an artist, is the 21.5" not powerful enough to work Photoshop/illustrator as well as the 27? If I ordered a 21.5 I would certainly opt for the 1TB fusion drive, the 16GB RAM space but I wouldn't have a graphics card like the 27. Does that make a huge difference? I know CS6 is going to be updating itself and a graphics card may be necessary but I don't use inDesign or any other programme apart from Photoshop, Illustrator and Paint Tool SAI. I have Aperture on my Mac Book Pro for Photographs but will probably get it on the desktop too. Does anyone who has a Wacom tablet/ is an art enthusiast and uses the programmes I mentioned above prefer a 27" or is fine with the 21.5? It's not so much the money issue, but I do watch the occasional YouTube video, torrent etc and prefer a screen where I don't have to sit a mile back in order to reap the benefits. Thats another thing: space. I don't have the biggest desk in the world although it will happily sit the 27/21.5 but the 27 I worry may be a bit of an eyesore. Is it easy to get used to the screen? I have been working on a 15" MacBook Pro. I guess it boils down to size preference rather that performance because I have a feeling the 21.5 would suit my needs but the extra space would be mighty useful for drawing. Any help would be much appreciated.