Okay, so here.s the deal, I was going to get an iBook for a cheap machine to hook an mBox to and do field recording [the editing will be done on a faster system...this is JUST for the recording part]. But now, I see the mac mini, and I think, I could buy that, put 512mb RAM in it, and hook it up to a $70 15" television for on the set recording [shooting a low budget film on 16mm this summer just an FYI]. Anyone see any pros/cons for the mini or for the iBook? Mark. Let me re-iterate though, THIS MACHINE IS JUST FOR RECORDING...I could care less about using it for anything else.