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Mac Specs: 15-inch Early 2008; Processor 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo; Memory 4 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 10.7.5

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Maybe a bit annoyed too, while I'm at it. While my Current MacBook Pro is still actually doing fairly well running Lightroom, Aperture and Photoshop CS5, I've decided that it's time to get a new computer soon. I could of course swap MacBook Pro's with my wife, but I don't think it would make much of a difference. Mine is the 08' C2D aluminum (I really do love it) with a 2.4ghz processor and 4 gigs of RAM. Her's is newer by a year and only has 2 gigs. Upgrading would be easy.. but then, I could just put 6 gigs in mine and be fine too.

I really want a beefier system, and would LOVE an Mac Pro, but I really can't afford the one I want at the moment. A top of the line iMac seems very fitting, but I can't really help but think that 27" might be too big. But here's what I want:

I want an iMac with the option to leave out the Super Drive, thereby reducing the price by at least $75, which would be used to purchase an SSD. 24 inch screen would be awesome, but that likely won't happen. I'd like a quad core processor as well as the ability to install up to 16 gigs of RAM, but in the non 27" models... hence my wanting the 24" back on the line.

I just kind of resent that you have to buy into the 27" in order to get the quad core i7. There's really no reason to not include those options in the lower models. It's less a matter of price point, and more a matter of paying for exactly what you want IMO.

I'm definitely getting an iMac when the new models come out, but would love to have more options to play with. Am I alone here ?

Doug
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