I'm going to buy a 20 inch imac for myself. It will cost me $1300. This is how much it would cost me to buy a PC at that price (software isn't included because tons of people don't pay for it) : 300 dollar LCD monitor: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1293263&CatId=1410 Webcam: 65 bucks http://www.amazon.com/gp/amabot/?pf..._m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=148WNFZMZR7QHMZBNXTM There, we've spent 365 bucks and we have NOTHING yet. That leaves us only 935 dollars to buy a kickass pc. I configured a Dell similar to the iMac that I'm looking at. In some ways, the iMac kills the Dell (most ways). However, the Dell includes 1gb ram. Nonetheless, the specs are fairly similar..... PROCESSOR Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor E6300 (1.86GHz, 1066 FSB) edit OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® XP Professional with re-installation CD edit MEMORY 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz- 2DIMMs edit HARD DRIVE DataSafe 250GB (Includes main hard drive plus a hidden reserve hard drive) edit OPTICAL DRIVE Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability edit MONITORS Video Ready w/o Monitor edit VIDEO CARD 256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache edit SOUND CARD Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio edit Accessories SPEAKERS Dell AS501PA 10W Flat Panel Attached Spkrs for Analog Flat Panels edit KEYBOARD LOGITECH MX 3000 Laser Mouse/Keyboard Combo edit MOUSE Mouse included in Wireless, Laser or Bluetooth Package edit FLOPPY & MEDIA READER No Floppy Drive Included edit MODEM No Modem Requested edit OPTIONAL PORTS IEEE 1394 Adapter edit Software PRODUCTIVITY Microsoft Office Basic - Includes Word, Excel and Outlook email edit ANTI-VIRUS & SECURITY PC-cillin Internet Security with AntiVirus and Spyware removal 15-months edit Dell Recommends Help Protect Your New PC! PC-cillin™ Security Software, 24 months! Help Me Choose Upgrade to PC-cillin Internet Security with AntiVirus and Spyware removal 24-months [add $20 or $1/month1] DELL DIGITAL ENTERTAINMENT Starter pack- Basic and trial products from Corel and Yahoo edit Service HARDWARE WARRANTY 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support edit Dell Recommends An Additional Year of Service! Upgrade Your Years of Service. Choose 2 Years of Service and protect your investment! (If Complete Care selected, number of years must match warranty term) Help Me Choose Upgrade to 2Yr Ltd Warranty, 2Yr At-Home Service, and 2Yr HW Warranty Support [add $100 or $3/month1] DIAL-UP INTERNET ACCESS 6 Months of America Online Membership Included Bottom line: this dell does not include a monitor and is STILL more expensive. It's also big, loud, clunky, and ugly. The iMac is INSIDE THE FREAKIN LCD! It doesn't include ilife, iphoto, garageband, or ANYTHING useful. The iMac is a steal.... throw away your thoughts about it being too expensive. The PC was nowhere near worth competing against the imac. The imac kicks ass at 1300 bucks, while this pc will be slow as hell in a year or sow at around 1800 bucks.