I've been hovering for a while on this forum waiting for the new iMac to rear its head...since it's "here", I'll weigh in a little. I'm really torn here as to what to do. I have a late 2006 iMac, so anything will be a significant improvement. Since that time, I've gotten more into editing photos and home videos, along with using itunes, and normal computer usage. I would be looking at the 21.5" model (current model is 17"), and I'm just not sure if some of the specs in the new iMac are worth the extra cost. Does the new iMac look nice, absolutely, but i'm more concerned with function and I'm not one to look at all the benchmarks and stuff and will likely keep this computer for as long as I can...just make it work for me. I'm guessing this is probably a boat most people on this forum are in...whether they admit it or not is another story. I can get a refurb 21.5" with i5 and 1TB hdd for $1189 in the apple store, but could also get the education discount on the new imac when it's available. A couple of questions: - i'm comfortable installing additional RAM, so that's not an issue - would the fusion drive even benefit me? Any thoughts/suggestions would be welcome.