Lets keep the answers simple, as I have read other posts on the debate. Yes/No would be fine. Thanks Edit: OK, what will I use it for? General run of mill work, web browsing, games, watching video, *occasional* (as in once every month or so) video processing/rendering. If I planned to do a lot of CPU intensive stuff (lots of video, CAD work, etc), I would have purchased the "i7". Oh, and PS, it is for my wife, and the 27" will be very nice for her.