This would be my first Mac, coming from a Windows background. I wish to use it as my main computer to work with MS Office, check email, browse the web, boot camp with Windows 7, play back music and HD (1080p) movie files with some light work in iphoto, photoshop (not too often) and my hobby, video editing. I have no interest in gaming. Would the base model iMac 27 cut it? I find it expensive as it is, and find the extra £220 to purchase the quad option a lot of money. But would buying the core2 model at this moment of time be a waste of money? Would require your honest opinions. Of course the better processor will always be better, but I would be happy for a snappy system that will not slow down or struggle when editing and playing back 1080p video. I have no idea what demands imovie and final cut have as im new to Mac so please could you let me know what type of performance I can expect from the base 27.