Well, I am finally the proud new owner of a new 24" iMac 3.06GHz! Swapped out the two 1GB GB RAM sticks for two 2GB for a total of 4GB. Watched a DVD movie to make sure the drive works. Ran perfect. Ran PiXel Check and found one dead pixel in the black color. Not noticeable at any other time unless the whole screen is dark or black and you are looking for it. Should not be too much of an issue. I have heard you used to be able to try and attempt to 'massage' these things out with some success. Anyone ever try? Looks like I would have to remove the glass pane to get to it and not sure I want to even try. Everything else is great. I now understand the posts about the screen brightness being very bright even at its lowest setting. Installed Shades and all is good! Ran all software updates and brought over all my files from my old machine. Just need to install all my design apps. Here is a link to a few photos, nothing different or special but I know most like to see photos of these beauties. http://idzynegraphics.com/Personal/iMac/ The 24" screen is HUGE! I come into work today to my 23" Apple Cinema Display and it seems small to me now! I will also say for me personally, the built in speaker quality is above average. Nothing to wow you, but more than I expected from a desktop computer. Took my cheapy external speakers to work to use with my MB Pro as they really don't do much more than the iMac speakers. Overall, very happy and satisfied with this machine after having spent an evening with it.