But macs are magical unicorns that never require any maintenance and never break! They're the bestest in the world, Steve Jobs himself told me so! And math wasn't my strong suit either, but 1299 - 580 = $719!!! That's a hell of an Apple tax!!! And that iMac I specc'd above is the CHEAPEST iMac you can buy! I don't count the Mini since you still have to buy a mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc., which increases the price far above the....$599 base price. Which is $100 more than it used to be last I checked.