I am not sure if this is the right forum, because it could go into any of the desktop sub-forums... Why can't apple produce something to fill the range between the Mac Mini and the Mac Pro for those that would like an Apple desktop machine with desktop CPUs and GPUs with the ability to put a couple of HDDs and maybe a BluRay drive (for data and ripping movies) without an integrated screen? I don't want or need another monitor. I already have a good monitor and I don't need to replace it just because I want to upgrade my computer. I simply want something that looks similar to a Mac Pro, with desktop/consumer grade CPUs. The Mac mini is too slow and does not have the storage expansion that I want. The Mac Pro is overkill for my needs, but I may end up getting one anyway if Apple does not release what I actually want. Surely I cannot be the only one? No, a MBP attached to a monitor with external drives is not the solution before any one suggests it .