I posted here a few days ago about getting an iMac with an iPad. Well I got the iPad and now I'm going to order the iMac. My question is do you feel it is worth it to pay the extra cost and tax to get the i7? Unfortunately Amazon doesn't sell any i7 iMacs. iMac 27" i5 = $1948 Amazon no tax iMac 27" i7 = $2322 Apple online includes tax I should mention what my usage will be. I run VMware Fusion with Windows XP, 7 and server 2000, 2003 and 2008. I also run linux instances as well. I am a Windows/Linux systems admin and work from home using my current MacBook Pro with Fusion running Windows XP for work. I basically just put my company's image on it to allow me to access work. Other than that it's just basic web, chat and email for me.