So seeing that a 2009 2.66 8-core with 1TB hard drive is $4800 and a 2010 2.66 12-core is $5000, it doesn't seem like there is much of a price difference. The 12-core also comes with a better GPU, faster RAM, built in wifi, and Magic Mouse. I was thinking about this the other day and since the prices are so close, maybe the 2010 6-core will resemble the 2009 quad at 3.33. A 2009 quad at 3.33 and a 1TB HD is $3800. The difference between the 8-core and 12-core is only $200, so my guess (only a guess) is that the 2010 6-core will be $4000. So for an extra 2 cores/4 threads, built in wifi, better GPU, and Magic Mouse, it is only $200 more, not bad in my eyes. Now if this is true, which it may not be since it is only my guess, then we can use this principle to figure out the price of the 12-core 2.93 GHz system. A 2009 2.93 GHz 8-core system is $6000, and with $200 more, it would mean the 2.93 GHz 12-core would be $6200. Now, if you added a 4870 in the 8-core system for better comparison against the 5770, then they would be the exact same price but you would get much more with the 12-core. An extra 4 cores/8 threads, built in wifi, faster RAM, and a Magic Mouse. Again, these are only my guesses and I cannot prove this in any way. But if this is true, then the pricing for the new systems are not bad at all.