Hi all. Im looking to purchase a new desktop PC for home in the next few months and am torn between the Mac Mini with an i7 and a 27 iMac with an i5. As for the specific speeds of the processor, Im not terribly picky since the increase of the speeds for each model is not that substantial and it will also be whatever is available on the refurb site at the time as I plan to buy a refurb. I currently have a 5 year old Windows PC Ill be replacing with a 24 Dell UltraSharp monitor (not sure of model number but resolution is 1920 x 1200). I also currently have a 13 2011 MBP. My main use will be basic home/office stuff, light photo and video editing, and running a couple of VMs for testing. It will also be used as a home server serving up all our Audio, Video, Pictures, etc. to all of our AppleTVs and iOS devices. Im not really a gamer so thats not much of a concern. Im trying to figure out which one would suit my needs best. Im drawn to the 27 because of the display. I mean its just wonderful, but I do have a nice 24 display already. Im also drawn to the mini because of its cost. But Id also be adding an Apple Keyboard and Trackpad so I have to factor in those costs as well. Whichever machine I choose Ill upgrade to 16GB of RAM. If I get the mini, Ill probably add a SSD to it for the OS drive. My main question is for processing power. How much different is the i7 in the minis compared to the i5 in the iMacs? I know the i7 in the minis have a slower clock speed than the i5s in the iMacs, but the i7 is also a different architecture than the i5. Are they on the same level as far as performance or does one significantly outperform the other? Id greatly appreciate any advice. Thanks!!