I've been going back and forth with this for awhile. First I was going to get a Mini then after looking at how I speced it, I went over to the iMac section and saw for a little bit more, I could get all that plus a nice 27" monitor, Facetime HD camera, slightly faster processor, bigger hard drive ect... Mini - 2.5GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i5 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 750GB Serial ATA Drive @ 7200 rpm Magic Trackpad $1018.00 (adds up fast from the base!) 27" iMac - 2.7GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB 1TB Serial ATA Drive AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512MB GDDR5 Magic Trackpad Apple Wireless Keyboard $1699.99 Ok, maybe close to $700.00 isn't a little bit more but you get the idea. I guess I'm looking at it as if I spend that much, I should just go a little further. I'm currently using a 30" Dell W3000 LCD TV monitor. It's about 6-7 years old, it works but I'd want something nicer, crisp and clear to go along with my new computer. I can probably get a couple hundred for the Dell. So that would probably push the Mini up to about $1350. or so. I know I'm in the Mini section so a lot of people here probably favor this one. I'm just weighing my options and trying to figure out what is the best one to go with. I don't need big power. I just use it for e-mail, web surfing, basic photo editing and things of that nature so the machine wouldn't get a through workout but... I like things to be fast. Don't like waiting so RAM would be upgraded to at least 8GB in either of them. Cover your kid's eyes and don't cringe when you read this. I looked at the Dell site (ooohhh). I've used them for years and wanted to see what they offer. I can get a pretty nice machine with monitor for about $1k (ducking now). I'd like to fully come over to the Apple camp though. I really like my current Apple products (iPhone 5, iPad 3 and Apple TV) and think the Mini or iMac would be a great addition. Thanks for reading all of this and for your suggestions!