Im going to throw out a scenario and see if anyone sees flaw in my logic. I first will mention that I will stick with console gaming and wont play games on the imac, although I thought in 07 there was a youtube video of someone playing crysis on a 2600GT imac (im not sure what the real graphics card was or if thats even a real one). I will be editing photos using aperture or some other photo editor, running Vuze nonstop, 12 tab browsing, and also probably watching a movie. My G5 ALS imac did that with about 3 tab browsing pretty easy. Also it wasnt editing photos. ANYWAYS. Amazon has the i5 for 1972.98 and applecare for 135.99 for a total of 2108.97 The only way to get an i7 is from apple so you have 1999 + 200 + 169 applecare. That gives you a total of 2368 + .07% tax = 2533.76 That gives you a difference of 424.79. Now I ask. Is the i7 worth $425 more than an i5 for a medium user? With amazon in the mix and not having to pay tax, it makes it a much tastier deal to do away with the glory that is i7 Does anyone see ANYTHING wrong with my logic on this? From any perspective at all. Thank you much ps. I'm not advocating that the i7 is not worth it for people who will actually use it. If you are an advanced user, price isn't of much concern because it is necessary.