I've got a friend considering a Mac Mini, and I'm giving him a hand with the shopping. The choice is either the high end, duo core Mac Mini or the low end, 17" iMac. He's already got a Mac with a mouse and keyboard, so that's not an issue. He also has a flat panel already, and doesn't want a dual monitor setup, so that's one of the reasons he's edging towards the Mini. Also, he'd like to keep the total purchase under $1,000. Mainly it's a machine for surfing the web. However, he does do a lot of iLife stuff on it, so it'd have to handle iPhoto and especially iMovie pretty well. The one big disadvantage I see with the Mini is the hard drive. The on board graphics won't make a big deal, as he's not a big gamer, and the processor is only negligibly slower. Will the 2.5" 5400 RPM drive make that much of a difference? Will it totally choke in iMovie? Is it worth it to go to a 7200 RPM drive? I was thinking 1GB of RAM and a 100GB hard drive. Any suggestions?