I'm wondering if anyone can help me get some benchmarks with apps I use. Its tough to do this at the Apple store because they have limted apps and the systems are usually base RAM and one HD. Some tests I'd like: 1DmkII (or similar 8MP files) RAW CR2 files Adobe DNG converter: How long to convert 50 CR2 files to DNGs with full size jpeg preview, compressed (lossless), Preserver RAW image, Don't embed original. iViewMP: Time it takes to import these DNG files into a new catalog. Uncheck 'use embedded preview' in preferences (raw tab). Thumbnail and preview settings: 640pix, high quality, uncheck 'use built in...'; previews: check 'creat full screen', large (1280), med quality, uncheck display previews at all times. Then make a html gallery from these 50 images: aqua theme, 4x4 index table, 100pix thnails, 450x450 medai size. (uncheck upload to server). There are free trials if you don't have them: DNG converter: http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=106&platform=Macintosh iView: http://www.iview-multimedia.com/downloads/ Thanks!