This is a continuation of this thread HERE. In previous thread I was trying to select from iMac, MP, MBP etc. After lots of reading, I think I narrowed it down to iMac line. The question now is 3.06 vs. 2.8. Was this question asked before on the forum ? Not a big deal money wise but if for whatever reason 2.8 is a clear winner, I can spend the difference elsewhere ... RAM . I have been reading many reviews on that same topic and I'm hearing mixed feedback from different groups - gamers, photoshoppers, video editors etc. I found the following that has my head scratching ... Full article HERE ADOBE AFTER EFFECTS CS3 A true "real world" test, we take a sample created by Total Training and render it with the "multiprocessor" option enabled. It not only invokes all cores but spawns subprocesses -- one for each core -- each of which can utilized up to 3GB of RAM. It's a real stress test. ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS3 We have created an action file that applies 8 MP-aware functions or filters to a 100MB photo.