Well my 2010 iMac is in the apple store for its third major repair in one year. With apple care dwindling I'm going to go ahead and cut my losses and just unload it on Craigslist. I pretty much have made up my mind on grabbing a high spec Mac mini, and then just going for a external monitor. Having Hdmi is now a requirement so the Cinema Display is not an option. My budget is $1000 for the monitor. Dell is running a special for $650 shipped on the u2711. I am also intrigued by the new 29 inch dell. U2913wm. http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/...l&dgc=ST&cid=245593&lid=4557722&acd=sih8NMPNG I'm kinda bummed that in 3 years there haven't been many innovations on the large display front. Most monitors are using the same panels from 2009. Any suggestions are appreciated.