hey guys, iSwitched because i had this piece of junk PC and needed something new and reliable to start college with. I have heard all the switcher commercials and what not. Well, i decided to do it. I got the PB listed in my sig and i absolutely love it. The bad news is I still have that PC. I was going to type something for school on it today because that keyboard is better for my hands than this one, because of the palm rests on it, and before i could type the 5 page lecture, it had already crashed 8 times. Well, after i made a switcher out of my mom, and the whole school where she teaches, im back to making important decisions. I tell you all this to ask you something very important. Should I go with the mac mini? Let me give you a little background... im a 19 year old college student and i edit alot of video, but i use my powerbook for that. It would be nice to have the mini to use as some sort of replacement for that hunk of junk under my desk here, but im still a little skeptical. My birthday is coming up and my parents are buying me a 19" sony flat panel to replace my 8 year old 17" CRT and i need to know if the mini is all its cracked up to be. The main purpose for the mini will be minor computations, quicken, word, etc. I won't be doing any video stuff on it, but i'll be using the bigger hard drive in there to store some of my video stuff. I will keep a backup of my iPhoto library and my iTunes library on that computer as well. I was thinking about the 1.42 ghz model and 512 megs of ram w/ my education discount, as well as the bluetooth and wireless addition. The dilemma is should i wait for another price drop and free Tiger (10.4), or go ahead and jump on it now? Also, what specs do you guys recommend for basic stuff. I also need to know a good, affordable USB wireless keyboard mouse set because im going to keep the old PC up just in case and use a KVM switch. Please let me know what you guys think!