Hey guys. Long-time lurker. Ever since I got my MBP I've been a big fan of apple related computers. Been interested in the 27 iMac for a while. With today's release of the upgraded iMacs, I was glad to see the price drop of the refurbished 2011 27 iMac, to $1149. Here are the refurbished iMac's specs, as taken from the Canadian Apple website: Originally released May 2011 27-inch LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 4GB memory 1TB hard drive 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) AMD Radeon HD 6770M graphics with 512MB memory Built-in FaceTime HD camera I really don't want to spend 2k on a new iMac. So I have been looking at the refurbs. What I intend to use it for: word processing, web browsing, no video editing or photography, watching movies & TV shows, and running other university related material which might require some software (again, no video, photo editing or anything that I believe is really demanding). I love the screen of the 27 iMac. Thing is, I'm only saying that based on the 2012 iMacs that I can see at stores. Do the 2011 iMacs look just as good in terms of screen resolution, etc (I also don't know about the whole widescreen vs IPS technology thing). Would you also really recommend the 2011 iMac @ $1149? I'm a student so budgeting is important.