Hello, I just purchased the base model (2499.00) and increased memory to 8 mb by adding OWC memory. I really do not see that big a difference between this and the i7 imac. Seeing as this was around 1300.00 more including the 27" cinema display. I also noticed my remote does not work for frontrow. Wondering if I should exchange it for the imac and take the 10% hit. It was real easy to add memory through. Great design.