Hi Folks Hoping some of the experts could help me out on a configuration decision. I need to pull the trigger in the next two weeks on a new desktop. My main uses are: - all standard desktop/productivity apps (Office etc) - Stats packages (Stata and SPSS). - other research tools that are not processor intensive - std web browsing etc. - VMWare running Windows 7 (within W7 I will run std productivity software but W7 will have to be running full time) My dilemma is that I realize a 27" iMac would meet my needs however, I have two 24" decent dell monitors that would go un-used if I went with the iMac. Selling the monitors isn't a option. So my thoughts are that I would prefer to get a lower end mac Pro, and set up the 24" as a dual display. It would be a good setup for manipulating numbers in the stats packages. The data sets I work with are typically not huge (thousands of rows, and maybe 80 variables max). I also need to purchase within the next few weeks so waiting for the refresh is unlikely. While budget is not an issue I am looking to buy an appropriate setup that will last 3-4 years. So I am looking to find the "value" sweet spot in the current Mac pro line-up (I know....probably an oxymoron) wrt processor and RAM. All the other 'stuff' is easy to choose. Thoughts? Advice? Thanks in advance.