Some of you may have read a couple of posts of mine deciding between what mac to get. I've yet to do anything just for budgetary reasons and therefore I'm just saving up. But I'm just wondering if apple has ever discussed something like a mid-range non-imac that's between the mini and the mac pro? I'm not really that interested in the glossy screen of the imac since I do graphic design work on a professional level, plus I don't really need a screen since I have 3 monitors at home, 2 of which are HDMI 24" monitors. I understand the glossy screen isn't the end of the world, but it's better to have a matte screen for heavy work with print colors. I don't really need the power of the Mac Pro, and from what I've gathered a mac mini MIGHT do the job, but I'd have to spend an extra $200 for 8gb of ram and possibly buy another hard drive (FW is what I've heard). So in terms of speed, I don't know if that ends up being the most cost effective choice. Am I wrong on that? So that leaves me with kind of this blank spot where I really want like 8 to 16gb of ram, at least a core i3, and a stand alone graphics card. I guess I could just buy the base imac and use the imac screen as my 2nd monitor while I use one of my 24" as the primary. I was even thinking about just building a hackintosh with the same components as the base line or even the core i5 so I can use my existing hardware. It just seems like if they had a mid-level option for $1200 to $1500 I'd be happy to buy that up, but since there isn't it is kind of frustrating. Just to clarify what I'm doing with it - web design and graphic design, so I'd have coda or dreamweaver open with photoshop and illustrator, and maybe like 5 or 6 browser windows and itunes of course. The files I work with are between 20mb to 300mb for the larger print graphics.