I'd really like to go with a 27" iMac. It would probably be getting close to $2k after I configure it. Realistically, I don't use my desktop computer that much anymore so even though that iMac is REALLY sexy to look at and has a bunch of great features, it might be a lot more than I really should buy. Looking at the new specs of the Mac Mini, the $799.99 version will be fine - 2.3GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x2GB - I'll upgrade to 12 or 16 GB on my own 1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm I'd like a new display. Maybe not all of the features of the Thunderbolt but, something that offers close to if not the same quality in the 24-27" range. Any suggestions from others using a non-Apple monitor with their Mini? Thanks!