I am planning on setting up a home theater soon because the price of TVs is going down and I'm tired of watching movies on my laptop. I wanted to set up a mac mini to run Plex. I don't have cable, and if I did I doubt i'd watch it. Gotta love Hulu. I was looking at the pricing of the mac mini's and was kinda disapointed in them. I know I can find a macbook for the same price or less and then have an extra laptop as well as a media center. My question is, would I go about the same setting it up as I would a mini? I.E. DVI to HDMI cable, stereo to optical cables for audio (which I already have), and I have a 500gb HDD that holds all my movies and Tv shows (recently passed over 122 movies, pretty proud of it). And If I ever want to use it as a laptop (say a friend comes over or I don't want to carry around my MBP) I could just disconnect everything and have a working computer. Does this sound like it could work? Would a MB be able to run plex with no lag just fine?