Been kicking around this idea and wondering if its smart or dumb. I currently have a Core2Duo 2009 iMac with 8GB a memory. I think I paid around $1,700 for it about a year and a half ago. I also have a base model $999 11 inch air. I love my iMac and I love my air however, I feel I don't use the air much. I have a home office and it totally needed when I am doing presentations etc. 98% of the time the iMac is the main machine. Its funny as I honestly think the Air is faster than my iMac because of that insane SSD speed boost. Here is what I am thinking: Selling the iMac (with Apple Care and extra RAM) for about $1,500 Selling the Air for $850ish That comes out to about $2,350. Take that money and buy a 27 inch cinema display. One of the brand new Apple Airs with the upgraded processors and thunderbolt, use this as a docked station at home and portable everywhere else. I get a faster chipset, SSD and future proofing it with thunderbolt. Could get some high speed storage for at home to store my media etc. I also want to buy a used dedicated Mac mini to run as my media server (air video, iTunes running 24x7 etc): 11 inch 128 GB with 4GB memory $1,300 Cinema display $999 Used Mac Mini $350 _________________ $2,649 So basically I would be doing a complete re-do on my entire workflow and current setup. Pros would be in day to day things I think the air would be faster than my iMac. One machine would be easier to balance that having two (even with dropBox...) The loss of a dedicated graphics card would be a bummer however... Does this totally outweigh everything else? I do a bit of screen casting and occasionally photoshop. Photoshop runs fine on my air right now but the screencasts (screen flow) does concern me however... What do you guys think, going to be a paint to sell this all and then rebut but I would only be spending $300-$400ish hopefully. Thanks much!