My wife and I both hold full time jobs, and we're also both taking University courses. In our house we have a 2007 iMac, and third gen iPad, and an 8 month old MacBook Air. We both enjoy the laptop, but when it comes time to do some research or write an essay - you know, really spread out - nothing beats a big desk and a big screen. The issue is, our 2007 iMac is now painfully slow. It'll work okay for a bit, but then you'll click on something like the Photos app and it'll chug for 10 minutes. In addition to being used for homework, I use it to house/edit photos and movies, surf the web, email etc. Given that the 2007 iMac has been rock solid for about 8 damn years, I figured we'd go the same route again. I like the idea of an all in one, I love Apple, and I still love our current iMac. I wouldn't change a thing. I'm looking at the 2.8Ghz model because I figure the extra processing power and video card will help the longevity down the road. It'll also be faster (I figure) when I'm editing a movie or photos. I'd also absolutely insist on popping a fusion drive in the thing as I've heard that's a must and relatively inexpensive. I just can't shake the voice of naysayers who would say at just under $2k Canadian, I could almost certainly get a better computer for less money. I'm not really interested in a mini and a monitor, and our office is on the main floor so the computer is out in plain sight. Am I crazy for upgrading to the 2.8? Is there something I'm missing? Or is the fact that I love my '07 iMac enough to just keep on keeping on? Just curious to hear other opinions before pulling the trigger.