Rather than derail one of the several Mac threads going on right now, I figured I would do nicer thing and start my own thread. Here's an interesting tidbit: The Macs that you demo in the store are upgraded versions of the ones you can buy - but they don't tell you that. Example - the iMac. There are currently two screen sizes, and two flavors within in, the lower spec computer and the higher spec computer. Go to the lower spec computer and check the Computer Properties. See how much RAM is in the computer. In the three stores we have noticed this in (Illinois, Wisconsin, Alabama - my friend was down in 'Bama), all of the lower spec'd computers, which are supposed to have the slower processor and 1 gig of RAM have been upgraded to 3 gigs. Me: "How much RAM does this computer have?" Sales guy: "This is the lower end model with 1 gig of RAM." Me, pointing to the screen: "Then why does this one have 3 gigs?" Sales guy: "I don't know." In each store they will swear up and down that their computers are normal. When confronted they'll all plead ignorance. Could it be because they want the computers to run in the store nice and fast for their customer demos? That's a little bit of mirepresentation, if you ask me. (Kind of like the 'ol sawdust in a used car trick.) Possibly. I don't know. Perhaps I'm being cynical. Maybe some Mac enthusiasts have a better idea of why that would be.