I'm doing some budget planning and I have to set some idea of a computing budget for the first half of next year. My servers were all upgraded in the last 18 months and are not going to be replaced now for another two years. The general idea is not to splurge on systems from now until late '08, given the huge spend on computer hardware in FY05 (I must be one of the few individuals who get corporate pricing from Dell). And having spent about £14K on Macs so far this year I am looking to limit the rest of '06 ~ half '07 budget to about £15K all-in including purchases for my staff (of one ). Part of what I want is a 'proper' desktop. My desk is wide enough now that I've given all traces of a PC the boot (with the exception of a games PC lurking lonely in the corner) to accomodate two 30" monitors. So I'm pricing the Power Mac with quad-core, two 30" monitors , various paraphenalia to support it and 4Gb RAM... ... and, excuse me? £8300? WTF? I have NEVER spent £8300 on a single machine. There is no way I could justify that to myself. Are prices likely to stay this ludicrous for the rollout of the mac pro?