Hello all, My girlfriend will be moving in soon and we're looking into buying her an iMac for her work. She will be working from home now (thanks to a promotion) and does high end art and design, 3d modeling, and video editing. Specifically she uses: Photoshop CC Ilustrator CC InDesign Blender Unity Adobe After Effects We also are both gamers, and while Mac gaming certainly leaves something to be desired, we spend so much on our workstations that we might as well consider the hardware for gaming too. Based off her described needs, I think she needs either a base model iMac Pro, or a 2019 iMac with the following specs: 3.6 GHz 8 core i9 with 5.0 GHz Turbo (single core) 32 GB RAM Vega 48 1 TB SSD The issue is the price on a refurb iMac Pro and this 2019 iMac are literally identical, dollar for dollar. I am leaning towards the Pro for the improved cooling system and better graphics card, but this would be a refurbished machine. What I want to know: What are everyone's experiences with Apple refurbs, especially from anyone that buys them in bulk to give me a good idea of statistical probability of defects? To my knowledge, they should work great. But I want to check with the community before I pull the trigger. For her prescribed usage, is there any advantage to the ~12% core speed increase over the 8 core Xeon from the i9 in the regular iMac? Is there also any advantage to ECC memory in her applications? Does the increased SSD speeds from the iMac Pro increase her performance?