I bought a refurbished 27" iMac 2010. i7 2,93ghz with the radeon 5750 I got it for like 1500 dollars vs the 2300 (i7,2gbvideo card) iMac that I was going for. I don't see myself using thunderbolt at the moment. I do have one 23inch ips monitor being power nicely. I've ordered the 8gb from owc to upgrade...and I might order an SSD next month as well. I think financially it was a wise decision. I don't really do heavy video editing yet. I play with the RAW images I get, like 10 tops when I do it. I mostly edit web scripts and ftp stuff for my work. I also do a tiny bit of programming for class...which should be done with next May! (yay!) I still have a 13 inch macbook pro, unless I sell it...to get an iPad + SSD. I don't see the big sell for Sandy Bridge....so am I missing something?