I'm pretty dang excited right now because in a few weeks I will be getting an iMac with my tax return (should be about 2k). I just have a few questions as a virgin mac user. I am most likely (with my student discount) getting the standard 27 incher but I was curious with Apple's new "low" pricing if it is just better to upgrade to 8Gigs with them instead of third party? I don't think I need 8 right now but I want to be prepared. I will be doing light video editing, photoshop, lots of itunes (music, videos, movies, etc) and just internet. Is this the right computer for me? Instead of babbling I will just list my questions. Thank you in advanced for all your help I love my MR crew 1. I REALLY can't decided 21.5 or 27 (Based on my media needs would 21.5 be good enough?)(Some people say its personal pref but I CANT decide) 2. Applecare: If I don't purchase it up front, I am able to purchase it before standard is over, right? 3. $180 Apple Ram Upgrad to 8GB or third party? Where/how much/kind? 4. Is there a post or a blog somewhere that might have"10 must have useful mac apps"? 5. What Apps are most important useful to YOU? 6. I also cannot decide wired or wireless keyboard and mouse. The magic mouse seems nice... how often do the batteries die? Did it take getting used to not having a number pad? 7. If I get iWork preinstalled, what happens if I ever have to wipe my computer? 8. Where does everyone get those L shaped glass desks 9. Will I notice a difference if I upgrade from 3.03 to 3.33? Again, thanks. If there are similar threads, sorry, I'm just really excited. I have a G3 that I've fooled around with a little bit on tiger. I have also watched all of Apples tutorials to get a head start. Do you know of any other places to get OS X videos with hints/tips/tricks?