I am comparing the overall cost and capability of having one of the following options. Please note, that my usage is primarily web browsing, email, some office apps (word and excel) and very limited photo/video editing. I also do use cloud storage via Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. I also have an iPad Mini Retina that I use once in a while at home as well (bed, couch). Option A: 2014 MacBook Air MD711LL/B ~$708 Best Buy with student discount after tax and rewards Option B: c720 Chromebook ~$175 Best Buy with student discount after tax and rewards 2012 Mac Mini ~$540 with self-upgraded RAM These two particular options come out to be just about the same cost. I do have a desktop monitor/keyboard/trackpad that I use to connect my current laptop. But like the portability of these smaller 11" machines too. The benefit of Option A is that it's just one machine and can work in either desktop or portable setting. The benefit of Option B is that it gives me more power at my desktop and I don't risk breaking a much more expensive machine when carrying around the laptop. I would also plan to use Chrome Remote desktop if needed to connect the Chromebook to the Mac in case there is something that the Chromebook can't do (though, most would be web based usage). My daughter has this particular c720 Chromebook and it's a pretty decent budget machine (I was a bit surprised). What would you rather have based on this usage and choices of these two? Thanks!