I'm purchasing a Refurb 24" iMac 3.06 GHz today with AppleCare for myself (education discount). I was wondering before I buy, is this the right decision? I want a machine to last me at least 4 years until I go away to college when I get an Apple Laptop (whatever it may be called =D). I was originally going for the low grade refurb 8-core mac pro, but I didn't have the money, and I didn't want to shell out another $250 for a monitor, and over $100 more on AppleCare. I just want to know if this cpu will last software updates and etc. over the course of the next 4 years. Another question, it says it ships within 1-3 days for the cpu, so if I order it at like 5:30 ET, will it ship out today since Apple is in California (3 hour time difference)? Also, I know the standard shipping takes 2-5 days. My dad bought our current family iMac refurbished, and he said it shipped very quickly. Although I believe my dad, has anyone else on the East Coast (pref. NJ, NY, CT, PA) ordered online? If so, can you tell me how many business days it took for it to arrive? Thanks. I know I have a lot of questions, but please try to answer them as I am going to purchase it within the next 2-3 hours.