Okay, I am nearly 17 and I have been very lucky and have managed to secure a replacement MacBook Pro (Originally MacBook Late 08') from Apple Customer Relations which I will be selling for the tidy sum of £850. I am looking to buy an iMac 21.5" but I am obviously on quite a tight budget. Mum is a lecturer & I am a student so I get roughly 15% off and free iPod which will be sold as I have no need for it. Basically what I want to know is whether I would benefit more from getting the base model iMac but upgrading to i5 and going to the likes of Crucial and buying an extra 2GB of ram and upgrading to 6GB later on. OR... Buying the 5670 iMac and leave it at that.. I need dosh for a car and the 5670 iMac is going to cost me about £100 more than the base model.. I am hoping to use it for some heavy After Effects & Premiere/Final Cut work which was particularly laggy on my MacBook. I have a PS3 but I would still like to play some games such as The Sims 3, MW2, Bioshock 2 on decent settings. Which one would best suit my needs in your opinion? The other option is to sell my iPad and buy the base model 15" MB Pro? But if I buy iMac I won't be selling iPad as I need some sort of portable computing device to carry about with me. Thanks. Alex.