My Aunt will be going from a G4 eMac (yes, that's right, I said eMac) and an iPad (4 I think - whichever full size iPad before the Air & Mini 2) to a new iMac. She said she wanted a desktop. I was thinking the $1299 one, but was hoping Apple would update them today as well as the MacBook lines but they didn't. Obviously she doesn't need much, but I was wondering what upgrades are worth it? f it were me, I would go for the $1299, but would add the 256 SSD. But that's $200 more than the base model already, plus they should probably get the AppleCare too, so that's +$169, so $1668. She's need a printer too - that will support AirPrint. For her - is the jump from 1.4 duel to 2.7 quad i5 really that big of an upgrade? could she just go SSD on the base model and save $150? For some reason - the 256 SSD is $250 on the entry level iMac. So, it's $1518 plus a printer, so basically $1600-1650 I'd consider telling her to go Mini too, but even going Fusion on the entry Mini, AppleCare, Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse, no FaceTime camera, were back looking at $1200+ Anyway, any advice?