The device is only thin on the edges. The back is almost as thick as the 2011 one. Even then, it has a GTX 680 MX video card which is brilliant. Did anyone want a desktop one? Did they expect one in the 2011 form factor? Is it even possible? And we don't know for sure if it has heating issues. The thin edges make it look sleek, and is still as powerful as one would want in an all in one, 27 inch still has removable ram slots, and we don't know yet for sure if the hard drive can or cannot be upgraded. Only 21 inch users can whine for that. And why the complaints of the 21 inch version using a 5400 rpm drive? Isn't there a 128Gb SSD which stores the apps and the OS? What noticeable disadvantage would a 5400 rpm drive make? And the lack of cd drive is a disadvantage– for the minority. Seriously, for most people, CDs are used very unoften. So a cheap external one can do it when needed. And for those who use it a lot, it's a disadvantage. But still for a minority. And I chonestly can't think of a disadvantage of a cheap third party CD drive on a desktop. No one has to lug it around. It's only pulled out of the draw when needed. I still think its a marvellous machine and an absolute beauty.