I dipped my feet in the mac-water with a refurbed macbook. Went well and now that the kids have taken over my "toy" I am looking for an inexpensive, more permanent solution for them. I am looking at the white refurbed imacs on Apple - the 24 (1199?) seems like a good deal. I also have someone that will sell me a 20' C2D with standard parts for $750. (there is a spot on the lcd - he claims it is 1cm and not dead pixels). Or, should I just man up and get the new aluminum 20'? Thanks!!