Just unboxed my new iMac 27''. I've got the 3TB HD, 8GB ram with an i7 processor. I guess I don't know what I'm missing not having fusion, but this thing is CRAZY fast! It is virtually silent and astonishingly beautiful to look at. (Both the screen and the form.) I'm glad I saved the money not getting fusion. I put that toward a new iPad so it all made sense for my situation. Just wanted to post to let folks know what the non fusion iMac was like. I will post more as time goes on. For now, I am just blown away!!