I have a mid 2006 Core Duo iMac which I'm thinking of giving to my daughter now she's started high school. To be fair it still handles everything I do with ease except re-encode dvds quickly (my 2.4 unibody macbook can do the same job about 20 minutes quicker). I imagine most people would get a new iMac but I'm thinking of going with an ACD 24" and a 2.53 mini though I realize it isn't particularly cost effective but if my iMac still handles my needs then surely the mini will too, right? Even though my iMac has been trouble free (touch wood) I've always had a nagging doubt at the back of my mind about losing a perfectly good screen etc if say, the logic board died or vice versa. I guess I'm no longer comfortable with so much money tied up in an all-in-one (especially with all the quality control stories doing the rounds these days). The mini of course could also be easily upgraded with an SSD drive, something I wouldn't dream of attempting with a new iMac despite the thread on here showing people that have done it. Has anyone else gone down this route? Am I mad/wasting money etc? Any compelling reasons to go one way or the other?