Consider some of features seen in the Summer 2014 iMac: 1. 21.5 inch LCD/IPS HD display (1920x1080) 2. Dual core Intel Haswell CPU running at 1.4 GHz 3. Four high speed USB ports 4. Wired Ethernet 5. HD camera (1280x720) 6. Speakers and headphone jack 7. Keyboard and mouse 8. Video input capability 9. Free cloud storage; can be expanded for a price 10. Many applications available for download; many are free 11. Automatic update capability 12. No Microsoft junk 13. The OS can be overwritten with Linux Not the greatest desktop machine, but one which will provide most students or a casual user with everything they need. And you can get of this for US$349 "Wait", you say. "The 2014 iMac costs US$1,099. You must have made a mistake." The 2014 iMac does cost US$1,099, but I'm not talking about any iMac. I'm referring to the 2014 LG Chromebase desktop. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSmpnNfH6Cg http://www.zdnet.com/lg-chromebase-all-in-one-chrome-pc-available-on-may-26-for-349-7000029184/ http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2459361,00.asp It's got an SSD as standard equipment, too. Seven hundred and fifty bucks less than the iMac. That's a 68% savings. You could buy three of these for the price of one iMac. Yet somehow both LG and Google make money on these, along with the application writers. Knowing all of this, could you still recommend the 2014 iMac to most students or casual users?