My iMac died in January. We've been without a personal computer since that time. I've been waiting for either A.) a Mac Mini refresh or B.) a compelling argument capable of convincing my wife that a Mac Pro is needed for email, web and iPhoto. The 2.6 i7 Mini with 1TB HDD appeared on Apple's refurb store last week and I jumped on it. Why? Because I've got a pair of 512GB Samsung 830 SSDs in a drawer that I'll install in the Mini for 1TB of SSD storage (RAID 0). And I've got 16GB of Crucial RAM heading my way, paid for with rewards points. Following installation of those components, I'll have a Mac Mini capable of fetching a decent price should I decide to sell it once the new Mini (?) is released (funding the purchase of the new model). And if the new Mini fails to excite me, I'll just keep my customized Mini until I finally convince my wife that the Mac Pro really is the computer for us! I also ordered a wired keyboard, trackpad and new Thunderbolt Display.* *In some ways, I'm more concerned about the display than I am the computer. The Thunderbolt Display is quite dated at this point. If I get the sense that a new Thunderbolt Display is coming soon, I may choose to return it. Good times!