So I have had my eyes on a mac mini to permanently connect to our TV for a while now, and when I heard about Mac Mini + HDMI I was pretty pumped, so I specced one out. Halfway through, I realized I had surpassed the iMac price point... Screw it I thought, lets compare the mini to an imac, straight up. Mini: 2.4 core2 duo, 4GB, 500 GB, 24" ACD, standard mouse, standard keyboard. = $1900 iMac: 2.6 i5, 4GB, 1TB, 27" monitor, standard mouse and keyboard = $2000 My conclusion: If you buy this macmini to use as a desktop, WTF are you doing? The only reason I could ever see buying one is to use as a HTPC. Why have they not merged the "Apple TV" and macmini into one awesome product yet? Instead, they keep 2 incredibly mediocre products?