I also upgraded my second monitor to a 27" 'NEC PA271w-bk'. 'Cuz I can haz two great, big, really high rez monitors, and will STILL be short on space to display what I need to see at the same time. Mumble-grumble.
The 256GB of fast SSD really cranked the price up, to $2,139.00 with the taxes and delivery, but considering the 27" 2560x1440 monitor that's part of the iMac, it's really a fairly cheap computer for the admittedly average specs behind the shiny, big LED monitor.
I considered the Apple 27" thunderbolt monitor thingy, but apparently it's a different height than the iMac (WTF???), and the NEC has a built in KVM switch that I think I'll find handier than the extra ports on the thunderbolt monitor, since my MBA is the pre-thunderbolt version, and I have a couple of PCs lying around in various states of use and dust-bunny, including my Linux server. And the NEC can be rotated 90 degrees, and the mac will support that (cmd+option+click display settings), so I'll see if I can't display some horizontal layout windows 'stacked', and get better use out of a 1440x2560 layout, and squeeze the third, 'old, low rez' 1920x1200 monitor in on the other side of it.
What this all means to the rest of you is the NEW iMac will ship pretty soon. With big, new specs, probably an even smurfier display, etc. Oh, at a lower price, too.
That is the pattern with all my technology purchases, so ... You're Welcome!
This post has been edited by coastie65: 12 February 2012 - 05:00 AM