Originally Posted by Marvin
Even if it was just £200 cheaper, I'm sure people wouldn't mind paying an extra £100 for a 20" machine.
While normally, I'd agree with you, after seeing how everyone went ape-shit when Apple dropped the $499 Mac Mini from the line up, I think we'd have people bitch about being "forced" to pay $100 more for their iMacs. Even though the Mini got Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a faster Intel processor, bigger HDD and more RAM, people still complained. So yeah, I'm willing to bet if Apple drops the 17" iMac and lowers the 20" price to $100 above the old 17" price, people will grumble and moan.
Of course, I'd sort of like to see the 17" iMac stay and only keep one Mini, but make it like the Mac Pro where you just BTO the way you want. You'd have a cheaper processor option and the ability to choose Wi-Fi and Bluetooth built-in, and whether or not you got a Combo or SuperDrive. Give it a stock 60 GB HDD and 512 MB RAM (with upgrades offered BTO of course).