The mac pro (2.0ghz - base model of previous generation) is used primarily as a desktop publishing machine, connected to a 2407 24" Dell, with 8gb of RAM. There are 2 WD 250gb drives in a RAID 0, and a 500gb samsung spinpoint acting as a daily backup drive. Quark 7.31, Photoshop CS3, and Acrobat are the primary apps being run. My question is this, would we see any benefit in getting a iMac 2.8 or am I just nuts? I would imagine that there might be some clock speed benefits of the 2.8, but with a 4gb max RAM limit (not to mention its laptop ram), I don't know if that's a good idea. FW800 might be an okay alternative but is obviously not as fast as internal SATA for backups, etc. I heard benchmarks of the Mac Pro 2ghz are pretty bad, but I would hope that the RAM and the RAID would help.