I, like many persons that contribute their questions or thoughts in this forum, finally take the plunge. I just ordered a Mac Pro Quad 2.93 + 6GB RAM + 1TB HD with an ACD 30''. Since the arrival of the Mac Pros with Nehalem processors, I like many others started looking to find which version to buy, since there are two flavors, Quad or Octo. I posted some questions, got some anwsers but not quite what I was looking for. Some people were rude, but I understand that when a lot of post asking the almost the same question, can offend or annoy regular users of this forums. So thank you to the ones that help me indirectly by posting information that I at the end help me make my decision. Sorry to the ones that got annoyed by the ones like me that are new or just try to find a quick anwser. I will be using this awesome machine and this beautiful display to work with iPhoto, iMovie, Garage Band, I will be using Aperture and Final Cut Express, with the help of the program One to One, I will use this fine programs to the fullest of their capacity ( I will try). I work with AVCHD files from my Panasonic SD5 camcorder and I find that my MacBook Pro works fine but I hope that the MP will be more powerfull and quick to the task that I will try to accomplish. I'm not trying to brag about what I bought or have. I'm just happy to have found a deal since both items are refurbished but I already got a ACD 23'' and besides not getting the original box I find that the price is very good. Just that if you're like me and use almost the same apps that I use, it may help you decide to what to get. I got this article from a post in this forum and it may help you too... http://www.anandtech.com/mac/showdoc.aspx?i=3597 Good day to all of you!