Hello all, This near future purchase will be my first Mac. I have been making small steps into the the Apple world the last few years... iPod and the iPhone (which is awesome). I have been a PC user forever and feel it's time to make a change. My current PC was custom built years ago for gaming. It's been fine up until recently where performance is starting to decline as it is very dated. The iMac will pretty much replace it. I am on the fence as to which iMac to get. It's between the 24" 2.66 and 2.93. So to answer the question that just popped into your mind: I will be using it for email, surfing, documents, light photograhy editing, and I would like to try my hand at video editing. I doubt gaming will factor into the equation (I have a Xbox 360 and PS3 for those purposes, and am currently in a gaming recession ... nothing out there I want/need to play... a different thread for a different time). That being said... I wouldn't mind if the Mac could handle something like Spore or the like in the future should something catch my attention. I guess the question is... is the extra 300 bucks worth a slightly faster processor and the GT 120 card? How capable is the 9400M? Thanks for any insight you can give.