Okay... I have this question... who would actually be dumb enough to buy the baseline mac pro instead of the top iMac? I was just doing a side by side comparison for a friend... I was trying to demonstrate that they really didn't need the Mac Pro. But as I went along... I began to realize something... you pay more for less. Here we go... Processor: 3 GHz for the iMac or 2.8 GHz for the Mac Pro. Cores: Duo iMac or Quad Mac Pro RAM: 2 GB for iMac or Mac Pro Graphics Cards: Well... I don't know much about how to compare these... but consider that the one in the baseline Mac Pro is the same one as in mid range iMac... and the high end iMac has a different one... I can only assume the one in the high end iMac is better. Memory: 500 GB for iMac or 320 GB for the Mac Pro DVD: 8x for iMac or 16x for Mac Pro Footprint: Virtually None with the iMac... or you can have that huge ass Mac Pro Noise: Virtually None with the iMac (there's not even a fan... the only sounds you'll ever hear is occasionally the HD or DVD drive spinning up if you're opening/saving a big file,) or you can have the Mac Pro (which does have a fan which you will hear.) Others: Camera, mic, speakers, screen, keyboard, and mouse included with the iMac... the Mac Pro just gets a keyboard and a mouse with everything else sold seperately. Price: $2,200 for the top iMac or $2,800 for the bottom Mac Pro. You pay $600 more for what exactly? The bigger footprint? The louder fan? The lack of a screen and camera? The slower processor? Oh, I suppose you'll be able to burn those DVDs a bit faster. What a great tradeoff... oh, and those every now and then programs that actually support more than 2 cores will run faster. Well shoot-da-whoop. Seriously, what am I missing here? Or am I right and you really have to be an idiot to buy the base line Mac Pro?