|OK lol It's time to look at the facts. $2500 for a quad core and 3 GB of RAM with no monitor. Macs are wayyyy overpriced, so don't even try to say they aren't|
Also, you should never really buy the RAM or HD's from Apple, they charge a lot, so if you buy them from somewhere like OWC, then they are even cheaper.
The 27" iMac is great value, and the iMac line is due for a refresh a few weeks after the Mac Pro. The MacBook/MacBook Pro's are a little more expensive than most comparable laptops, but it's nothing major.