Hi, I'm wondering which setup people in this forum would rather have (cost are what this would actually cost me, peripherals such as keyboard and mice are thrown in without specifically being denoted): Macs: 1: Mac Mini 2.6 i7 (refurb) (w/ user upgraded 16 GB RAM & 256 SSD) 2 x Thunderbolt Displays (refurb) Cost: $2,695 2: iMac 3.4 i7 (refurb) 1 TB Fusion Drive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680MX with 2GB User upgraded RAM to 24 GB Cost: $2,475 3: 15" rMBP (Haswell release) 1st or 2nd Top-of-the-line CPU 512 GB SSD Cost: ~ $2,600 (education discount) Optional Setups: Option A: 1 + 3 = $5,295 Option B: 2 + 3 = $5,075 Option C: 3 + Two Refurb TB Displays + Haswell Mac Mini (probably Spring purchase) = $4,200 (current cost) + approx $1,000 (student discount) = $5,200 Option D: 3 + Two Refurb TB Displays + New Mac Pro in Spring 2014 = $4,200 (current cost) + approx $3,000 (student discount) = $7,200 Option E: = 3 + Haswell iMac = $2,600 + $2,600 = $5,200 First, these two purchases will be replacing my current classic MBP 13" and 2008 Mac Pro. Second, I honestly have no need for the power of the new Mac Pro, so Option D is almost certainly a complete waste of money and the option that I wouldn't choose 99.9% of the time, unless the entry-level MP was $2,000-$2,400 and performed at least 2-3x better than a Haswell mac mini. Third, my wife really likes the current iMac form factor and all-in-one aspect. However, I'm used to running three 1080p displays from my Mac Pro and I am hesitant to give up at minimum dual screens. I'm leaning towards Option A or C, a Haswell rMBP whenever they are released and then a Haswell Mac Mini either when they are released or in the Spring. I do like buying refurbished because of the savings, although I am able to utilize my student discount for the 2013-2014 school year, and the 2014 fall semester. I guess I am only a little worried in terms Option C in just having one computer in the house. My wife does have an iPad mini and rarely needs to use either computer, but we've always had two computers. So, I'm looking either for advice in which option you would choose in my shoes, or which option you have/will/would choose as it pertains to your actual situations. I think hearing how others would go about this is interested. Please note: My student discount comes from being a part-time graduate law student while I work full-time. I say this as an FYI to prevent comments regarding the assumption that such purchases could be extremely extravagant and an abuse of financial aid. No financial aid, scholarship, or grant money is involved here. MODS: If you could move this to buying advice Id appreciate it. I wasn't paying attention to where I posted this in the first place and was clearly wrong. Thanks!