I am hoping to get some of your feedback. My girlfriend's toshiba laptop died and she is seeking an iMac. The 21" $1299 version on the US site is the very top of her budget. Her laptop was under warrenty and she has like a $750 credit at Best Buy. She says she needs a lot of storage for her videos and photos (she's a fashion designer and singer/stage performer). She doesn't do heavy video/photo editing so I don't think there's a need for the upgraded GPU. And the 27" is way out of her budget. She really does not want an external drive so I could not talk her into a Macbook Air and she also likes the 21.5" screen vs a 13". Her idea is to get an iPad in about 6 months for her mobile solution. Anyway, I see on the buyer's guide that the 21.5 model has not been updated in a while. I know she does not care about that but I did want to check here and see what you guys think. Is there any reason to wait for an updated 21.5 model? Or any other direction I should look? She's dead set on Apple.