i found a nearly new (bought in december) imac on ebay and bought it. saved over a grand too. it arrived two days ago and my friend just gave me the whole adobe creative suite (still trying to get lightroom, which beats iphoto hands down) and word.
oh. my. god. i love this computer so much! i keep squealing in delight. designing and making illustrations on a 24" screen is such a pleasure. bye bye art making on a small laptop hello fancy time computer, i love you.
ps the photo is this guys