With the iMac and Mini now finally getting their updates, and the MBPr's having been updated not too long ago, it seems the right time to buy into something. But the problem is I'm not sure which route to take. I am starting fresh here, with no computer at the moment. While the MBPr is a nice unit, I don't require the portability, so seems pointless to buy into the premium just to keep a mobile solution on a desk at home. The Mac Pro is way overkill, so I can scratch that. What I'm tussling with are that the Mac Mini seems way low end in the internal components department, and Apple currently has no updated monitor to pair with it. And the iMac seems to be a really nice upgraded monitor, but kinda so-so with internals for the price they are asking. Not to mention I had an iMac a few years ago, and it was the biggest POS I've ever owned. As you can see, I feel like I'm having to make the least bad choice, rather than a good one. My needs are two fold - general stuff such as email, web, and word/excel/etc. And on the other end - photo editing. No video stuff, no music stuff. In theory, I know I could go with either of the low end Mini or iMac. Just without a monitor to pair with the Mini, it's a waiting game for me. And my last bad experience with the iMac leaves me not enthused to jump into another one.