Well, after a lot of going back and forth between waiting on a merom MBP, and finally deciding i could do without the portability, i ordered a 24" iMac from the Apple Store. This is my first Mac purchase in 3.5 years (currently own a Titanium PowerBook G4). I can't wait to get it! The extra ram was actually cheaper from Apple than Crucial ($158 vs. $190) respectively for an additional 1GB. Here are the specs: Product Name: iMac, 24-inch, Intel Core 2 Duo Options: 065-6792 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 065-6474 2GB 667 DDR2 SDRAM - 2x1GB 065-6801 NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT 256MB SDRAM 065-6447 500GB Serial ATA Drive 065-6439 SuperDrive 8X (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW) Can't wait to get it! Estimated delivery is Oct. 6th!