I really hate to make another one of these threads, but I've been obsessing over the question for a few days now. Ok, here's the situation: I have a 1.42ghz mini, 1gb, 80gb, SD, AE, 120gb miniStack, 19" Dell LCD. I love the setup, really. I just want some more 'juice' for a video project I am undertaking this winter, and also I would like Windows (both parallels and Boot Camp) for a little gaming and whatnot. Budgets a bit limited... so here are the options: 1) Sell mini and whole setup, should bring in ~$700, pony up another $700 for 20" iMac (EDU pricing). 2) Sell just the mini, ~$400, come up with the additional $350 for a refurb Core Duo + extra RAM. 3) Keep mini to replace wife's Dell, drop the full $750 for a refurb Core Duo + RAM. Caveats: 1) I really prefer the mini form factor over the iMac. I would make an exception for the 24" iMac if I could afford it, but it's not in the cards. I like my 19" LCD quite a bit. 2) The mini is PROBABLY adequate for me... the 20" iMac is PROBABLY a bit more machine than I NEED... 3) Can't go for the 17", as I'm unwilling to step down in display size. 4) Replacing the only Windows machine in the house, esp. with something as QUIET and stable as the mini, is quite appealing. 5) My wife doesn't really care about the computer... I'm just tired of listening to its fans, fixing it, and I am sure she will PREFER a Mac given time (she's used my mini and Wallstreet and likes them just fine, she just does some basic stuff now she's out of school that it doesn't matter a ton one way or the other to her. The switch would be as much for me as her.) So, what would you do? Maybe some outside perspective would help me.