Top of the line config is in the price range of a mid level Mac Pro at high-mid $3,000's. 2.7GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.7GHz 16GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM 768GB Flash Storage Assume would need thunderbolt enclosures for the storage drives and use current 30" monitor and firewire sound, what are the pluses and minuses with regard to 4 vs 6 cores, general performance, limit of 16gb ram? etc. I wonder if iMac (if they didn't kill that too) will compare to the above specs. Basically how is this thing going to perform compared to the MP2010 specs in my signature below. I have to start being realistic now about all options.