Hi there, I've been using an iMac for the last 4 years and it's still going strong. However, since then I've started and completed University, so as you may imagine my work is getting better and my projects are getting bigger. Basically, I work in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop and Final Cut Pro/Motion and I've noticed that my Motion 5 projects have really started to lag as I add more and more to them. Certain effects in Illustrator take quite some time to process too, which can be irritating to endure. Here are my current specs: 20-inch, Mid 2007 Processor 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Memory 3 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM Graphics ATI Radeon HD 2400 XT 128 MB Of course I'd love to be able to go all out and buy a fully upgraded 27" iMac, but with Student fees to pay off this just isn't an option for me. I was wondering if the current base 21.5" iMac from Apple would help me out at all? naturally I'm not expecting miracles, but I just want that little extra speed with rendering in FCP and Illustrator Effects and to cut down on the lag in Motion. Do you think it could be up to the task? Thanks for your time.