My parents have an early 2009, 24 inch iMac which is really having some troubles lately. It seems the graphics card is about to break down because doing anything which involves some sort of workload graphically makes the computer freeze up. With graphically intensive I mean watching a youtube video in 1080p XD. They mainly use it to watch these youtube video's, listen to music and use Excel or Word. I advised my parent to wait for the new iMacs because I hoped SSDs would be standard. Unfortunately we all know this didn't happen :/. Now here is my dilemma, should I advise them to buy the "cheapest" iMac model with a upgraded fusion drive or is there a better solution by looking into a setup with a macbook/macbook air with a external display? I am curious if any of you have experience with this kind of an alternative. My parents are afraid of losing the simplicity of the all in one computer they have now while I feel like the current iMac offering is a bit overpriced... Hope you guys have some solid advice!