Hi MR, So I'm going to pull the trigger and get a 27" iMac for my new business since spending large amounts of time (now) behind the 13" screen on my 2008 MacBook (originally intended for light, personal use) is driving me NuTs, and I guess I could use some more muscle than what my current machine provides. Plus, this waiting for a refresh thing just isn't working anymore. I use Quickbooks, MS Office for Mac, light photo editing, web browsing, and etc. right now. Really nothing heavy. I might purchase and run AutoCad somewhere down the road (anywhere from a year to three, depending on demand), but if that becomes a factor I would just sell my hardware and purchase a top-of-the-line computer at that point. That being said, should I buy a refurb? Also, should I go for an i3, i5, or i7? I'm assuming I don't need a SSD at this point. Everybody talks about "future proofing." That is my main concern, I guess. If I get an i3 will I regret it in a year or two? When I purchased this late '08 Aluminum MacBook, I opted for a setup with a little more power than I needed, and it's still going strong today (once I get the iMac the MB will come out into the field with me). Also, with the refurbs you can't get a rebate/deal on new printers, correct? I have my Cannon MP620 beside me and could sell it for ~$100 + rebate, and upgrade if I purchased new and print my own letterhead. There's an Apple store down the street from me here. I would love to hear your advice prior to my purchase, and thank you for your time.