Hey guys! First time posting but long time mac enthusiast. I am currently looking into buying an iMac to supplement my mac book pro. I will be using it mostly for home computing, research, writing, and browsing the web. On top of the basics I will also be using it for some audio mixing in logic. I will not be doing any tracking with it as I use my mac book for all of that. The main reason that I want to get the iMac is that I find myself with a lack of space on my macbook. I opted for a 13 inch with a core i7 and the 128 gig SSD. I want a computer with a bigger monitor and more space so that I can have a hub for all of my files and backups to live on, but also a dedicated workspace that isn't mobile. I have all but convinced myself that if you have a computer (especially a mac) you NEED an SSD. That it's simply unsafe to have a spinning disk with your entire life on it. The problem is that SSDs are expensive. I plan on spending between 1500-2000 on this and I want a computer that will last me for years to come. So my main questions are as follows. Do I need an SSD? If I purchase one with the 512 gig SSD that will pretty much limit me to a base model on all other specs. Where as if I purchase one with a TB of disk drive or fusion I have more options. Should I purchase a fusion drive? I'm unsure of what the fusion drive is at this time, but I remember reading up on it when purchasing my macbook. For some reason I decided it wasn't any more reliable than a disk drive. It would however allow me to get a core i7 and still be in my price range. Do you guys suggest 16 gigs of ram? I have 8 on my current macbook and haven't had many issues thus far. Should I get a 27 inch display? This is truly only an option if the disk drive or fusion drive would be safe for me. This also limits the processor to a quad core i5 with no upgrade options.