I need to make a purchase for my small business. Currently have a pc running xp maxed out ram 3 or 3.5 gb, which is used to run a $4k vector based design software program that is industry specific. I deal with customers who usually send in their graphic designer, typically with ai or psd files created on macs. Even though the program on my pc is very robust, I sometimes run into a snag with customer art getting into my program. I have always find a work around on my end whether it be sending the customers eps or jpeg straight to my RIP and printing from there. Today I had one come in that had created a large project in ai and he brought eps and ai versions that I tried to pull into my program. The art was originally very huge, and he took it back and reworked it finding something he had done to a line of text had a ton of layers, making the files huge, and I couldn't get them into my program. He went back to his imac running cs4 and reworked them down into smaller files. We got the smaller of the files into my program but noticed they were missing the gradients on some of the objects. Edit: The original files were around 82mb and second batch was around 12mb After all that, I realize I need to pony up and get a mac at work, and this particular designer thought his 27" imac had plenty of power for ai and ps. I am lookin for some opinions as to what you guys have experienced with the imacs. Thanks for reading all that if youre still here.