I am new here, and new to mac world (does having a ipod count?). I am wanting to get a mac because I will soon be working with macs in the IT field and want a machine to use at home to get a better feel of the OS and hardware. I would really like to trade my laptop for a Mac mini on this forum or some other place. Are the mac minis good? I am not looking for a power house machine, just a decent machine. If anyone is interested in trading let me know. The laptop is a IBM x30, 512Megs of ram, wireless-b, 1.2ghz, and a docking station with a cd-rw/dvd rom drive. Hard drive is 40Gigs I believe.