I'm thinking of getting an iMac to supplement my new MBA13. Anyway, at Best Buy I can get a mid range 21.5'' for a total of $1,113 (1199.99 base - 150 coupon + tax). The problem I have is, this model has an HDD with moving parts. In comparison, getting the same mid-range 21.5'' from Apple with a 256GB SSD, with education pricing, would be a whopping $1,514. So, $400 bucks for an SSD. I'd only be using the iMac for pretty average uses, MS Office-y stuff for school, surfing, listening to music, streaming video, email, etc. I really don't want to go back to a spinny HDD after not using one for years, and it feels pretty archaic. I'm left with a bit of feeling weird in my stomach. I'd imagine the performance on the HDD isn't all that bad though. I hope it's at least silent.