Hi! I'm looking forward to buying a new mac. I'm almost convinced with the 27-in iMac (mid-2011). However, with no announcements regarding iMAC in WWDC 2012, I was a bit disappointed like others. I'm no retina-fan but I was hoping for a 3rd Gen Intel Core upgrade. I wish to buy a complete-solution workstation capable of running both OS X Lion as well as Windows 7 Pro 64. My major work involves Windows use for .NET Development. I will be using the Mac mainly for iOS Development but my sister needs it for Final Cut Pro X, Motion, SoundCut Pro, Autodesk Maya 2013 and 3DS-MAX. So the processor and graphics requirements are very high especially for windows as Maya and Max will be heavily used. The iMac 27-in(higher model) has a pretty good configuration but in that rate I could easily buy a Dell Precision Workstation with Intel Xeon. And the Mac Pro is out of question as I've a pretty tight budget. I'm looking for a Quad-Core Processor 3rd gen i5/i7 processor or an Intel Xeon Processor with 8/16gb ram and 1gb VRAM. The higher configuration is required mostly for windows but whatever Mac I choose, it is a must that it be able to run Final Cut Pro,Motion and XCode without a problem. I was thinking of buying a Mac mini as well as a Dell Precision Workstation with Dell Ultrasharp monitor(23-in). And use the Ultrasharp as a common monitor for both Mac Mini as well as Precision. But I'm not sure if the mini will be able to handle FCP and Motion as it barely meets the system requirements. My friend advised me to buy the 27-in(lower model) iMac and use it as a monitor for Dell Precision as well. But again, the rate is going pretty high. I'm also not sure if it can be used as a monitor at all. Really confused here. Please advice!