Correction: The iMac 5k retina display does come with a stand (though Apple's description is vague about the inclusion), as pointed out by a reader and confirmed by another web site. It's also (with or without an included stand) a genuine bargain considering its impressive specs, user-upgradeable memory (an endangered feature at Apple) and the fact that there is nothing out there which can match the display. Even the $250 graphics upgrade cost is cheap, considering that ATI's card version of that subsystem will run you over $900. The new Mac Minis remain a ripoff, however and we are grateful that we won't have to change the headline.
had to say about the minis, which can no longer be upgraded with more RAM and the top model of which is a dual CPU machine, slower than the quad-CPU 2012 mini it replaced:
Lower performance, more expensive RAM, reduced storage capacity, worse repairability. Apple's product management has done everything short of cancelling the Mini to kill it.
And there was no need. With the same form factor, they had plenty of room to use SODIMMs. They could have handled a quad-core i7 without thermal problems.