I currently own a black MacBook (late 2008) and i originally purchased for the average student (writing, videos, music, web, etc..) However, i have been involved in many media and film productions courses at school and i am looking at it being my primary focus. As I start to do more intense video editing with Final Cut Express, rather than iMovie 09, my MacBook always gets the beach ball, and is constantly slowing down and lagging(I knew it would happen). I am looking into buying one of the new 27" iMac's with christmas and some my own money, but I can't decide on which one to get? Do i go with the Core2Duo Config (Standard), or should i pay the extra $300 Canadian for the i5? Help please!