First off....what a great site. I've spent the last several hours just browsing through and learning more about Macs. I have used Macs before (very briefly) and have purchased several versions of the iPhone. I'm just looking for some information that hopefully you guys can help me with. - The Dell desktop I am replacing is 6 years old. I think it has 1 GB of RAM with an 80 GB hard drive. So, it's easy to see that any computer would be an upgrade from that. - I plan to use the iMac mainly for general computer tasks: internet, email, completing schoolwork, keeping track of appointments and contacts, some video watching, storing and editing photos (nothing extreme), editing some home videos (again, nothing extreme), and perhaps watching TV. - I have decided that the base line iMac would probably be more than I would ever need. Sure, I'd love to have an i3 or i5 in the 21.5' if they were available when they refresh the iMacs, but I think the C2D would be just fine for me. Does that seem about right? - Haven't researched it a ton yet, but I was wondering if anyone could recommend TV tuners for an iMac. I have Comcast with a cable box. Hoping to use a splitter or something else to wire cable to my iMac as well. Any hints/tips? - iWork? I can open Word documents, as well as save documents that I create in .doc format? Someone told me I could do that and I just wanted to make sure. I'm in college and most of my teachers send attachments or require assignments via Word documents. - I'm really not close to an Apple retail store, so buying online is probably going to have to be my method. I can get the education discount of $50 from Apple, but I think there is a better deal at PCConnectionExpress.com. The base line there is $1149, with a $50 mail in rebate to make the total $1099. Is this a reliable site that anyone knows of? It is listed as on official Apple retailer, just wondering if anyone had any experience with them. It seems like there is no tax in my state from them with free shipping. Is there any reason not to buy from them....or to buy directly from Apple instead of a website like that? - I think that is all the questions I have for now. Sorry this was so long, but I'm just trying to get everything sorted out so I can make my purchase as soon as possible. Thanks in advance for any help that you guys can offer!