From what I can see on the various discussion groups that I've been observing, the iMac freezing seems to be tamed, Leopard problems are being dealt with, and the 'gradient problem' is the only nasty in the woodshed. Having had a close look at several (US read 'multiple') models I'm considering getting a 24" model with 2.8GHz CPU and 1GB RAM, probably in the next few weeks. My peripherals will be an Epson Perfection 4990 scanner, HP Photosmart D7160 printer, and a UnoMan USB media-card reader. I shall need to buy a USB hub as the iMac has too few for my needs. Though I have a Seagate USB HDD, I may buy a new one for the iMac. My present PC runs off a UPS (APC model); will the iMac do likewise? Any helpful advice from the wise and learned contributors to this forum - especially those with UK experience - would be gratefully welcomed. Thank you in anticipation.