Hello MacRumors, I am in the market for a new Apple desktop. I am just starting to get into teaching myself both Web Design/Development and/or iOS development. I currently have a Lenovo PC and a Surface Pro 4, both of which I am trying to get rid of. I am looking at two used machines in my area that are within my budget (~$1000): $800 Mac Pro Tower (4,1 - Early 2009) 2.66 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon 13 GB 1066 MHz DDR3 Ram NVidia Quadro 4000 for Mac (Additional OEM video card included) 1TB Caviar Black Hard Drive $850 iMac (Late 2012) I5-3335S 8GB RAM 1TB (5400RPM) HDD NVIDIA GT 640M The Mac Pro doesn't come with ANYTHING but the power cord, but I do have my own keyboard, mouse, and monitor to reuse. So far, anything I've found suggests the iMac would be better performing (slightly) and that the 2009 Mac Pro's were not as easy to upgrade as earlier Mac Pro models.