So, I spend some time doing a couple of graphs. The first graph shows Geekbench performance for the weakest iMac, strongest iMac, weakest Mac Pro and strongest Mac Pro over time (higher is better): Three observations: The strongest iMac really took off, when they switched from a Core 2 Duo to an i7. The first powerful Mac Pro ($3299 in 2006) was not surpassed by the strongest iMac before 2011, and it still beats the weakest iMac by quite a margin. The weakest current Mac Pro ($2499) is beat by last years best iMac ($2199). Another graph showing the $/Geekbench Score (lower is better): Two observations: The iMac shows by far the best price/performance ratio at the moment. But it wasn't always so. Even though it's "common sense" that the current low-end Mac Pro is far to expensive, it actually seems to provide a better price/performance than a current CPU-maxed out Mac Pro. In conclusion: Of course the Mac Pro has a lot going for it; expandability and all that. But since 2006 the price per Geekbench point on the strongest Mac Pro has only declined from 34 cents to about 28 cents. In comparison, the price on the strongest iMac has gone from 62 cents in 2007 to about 19 cents in 2011. It's obvious from the graphs, why the Mac Pros have been such great propositions in the past. Something drastic took place in 2009 with the iMac. To make the Mac Pro competitive again, something similar has to happen to that line with Sandy/Ivy Bridge. The forthcoming 2012 iMac will just increase the price/performance gap, and make the Mac Pro an even worse proposition that it already is. Bottom Line: We need a new Mac Pro Sources: http://browser.primatelabs.com/mac-benchmarks http://www.everymac.com/global-mac-prices/mac-prices-us-usa-united-states-america.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_iMac http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_Pro P.S. I know there's more than geekbench points that matters, when it comes to performance. I.e. Intel AVX provides "performance that you feel in your daily work", but those kinds of technologies is also only present in iMac, making the Mac Pro look even worse. P.P.S. If I've made an error, it's a mistake an not on purpose. Never attribute to malice, what can adequately be explained by incompetence.