I'm typing this on my trusted Early 2009 Mac Mini. Top specced at the time, with 4GB RAM and a 2.26 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo. I don't have to tell you that it has become awfully slow these days, and I am in need for a new computer. I was one of those who were anticipating this year's update of the Mac Mini, and I was ready to buy a high end one. Unfortunately, I was let down as so many others. At the moment I am borrowing a MacBook Pro from work. Retina screen, 2.3 GHz four kernel i7, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. A beautiful portable computer. But I don't know for sure how long I can keep it, and I want a computer of my own. This computer will sit at my desktop, and I'm looking at something that's even more powerful than the MacBook. Something that would hold it's own against a custom PC that I could have built for $1200-1300. I already have the screen and the other peripherals that I need. So I don't need the iMac's screen, and I can't afford (or need) the Mac Pro. So where does that leave me? Buying a Mini that's not as powerful as the laptop is not very tempting. The Mac Pro is too expensive. That leaves me with the iMac. Maybe this is the time for me to build my first PC?