Which 27' iMac for my needs?

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Which 27' iMac for my needs?
Apr 18, 2012

Apple is replacing my 24' iMac with a new 27' I'm not computer savvy and have not kept up with the changes to the iMac since I got my 24 inch in 2009.

I don't do gaming. Strictly photo editing and normal computer needs. in the future I may watch a movie online or hook up to a hd flat-screen (if possible) down the road. Currently using CS5. I also have Lightroom 2 but have not installed it yet.

They are offering me the
27-inch: 3.1GHz
3.1GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5
2560 x 1440 resolution
4GB (two 2GB) memory
1TB Serial ATA Drive
AMD Radeon HD 6970M with 1GB

The Apple adviser told me that he thought this would be plenty for my needs. He said he that he has the same machine and he did upgrade from 1TB Serial ATA Drive to 2TB Serial ATA Drive [Add $150.00]

He also mentioned adding memory at least in the future. Would additional memory make much difference at this time?

Here is the link with upgrade options- http://store.apple.com/us/configure/MC814LL/A

I remember reading about Snow leopard issues with CS5. Has that been taken care of?
Thanks in advance for your help.

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