Having just sold my 20 inch iMac, which I bought the week it came out, in Aug 2007, for $840 - not bad! I can't believe how these things keep their value! A Dell would have been worth maybe $100 - 200, and it would have taken me weeks to sell it. The iMac was sold the day after it was put on kijiji. Anyway, now I had to choose: a 21.5 entry level, or the next one for 300 more... The only reason (for me) to choose the one with dedicated graphics would have been for gaming... So I also would have to buy Windows 7 to run some games on it. Which is a pain to install, and I don't like to use Microsoft products if I don't need to. I am older now and it is no longer fun to spend hours looking at progress bars while installing windows and games for it. I also needed a blu-ray player for the living room and also some way to view my photos, videos, etc. on that room's screen. One way was to wire the iMac to the big screen from the study room to the living room and then control it using the air mouse app on the iPhone. But the wire would have to be very long and even buying it on the cheap, it was impractical. Or I could buy a Mac Mini. But, I also needed a blu ray player, which the iMac nor the Mini have. Then while at Costco, I had an idea: Why not buy a PS3 for the living room, where all the gaming, bluray, photo viewing, xvid movies viewing, dvd, etc would take place, and just buy the entry level imac and not do windows at all??? That is exactly what I did, and it is much simpler that way. The iMac continues to serve its purpose as a MacOS machine to do all the creative stuff. The PS3 is our entertainment and games machine. Both systems for the price I would have paid for the 1TB iMac 21.5. And by the way, Sony's PS3 interface and capabilities are awesome for half the price of a Mac Mini, and it is totally silent. You put any disc in, or any USB drive with any format of movies, and it plays it beautifully out of the box. And the games don't need to be installed locally - you put the BluRay disc in and you start playing, in 1080p. Uncharted 2 on the PS3 is incredible.