Hi all, I've got a dilemma- I only use my computer for surfing the web, messenger, a bit of photo and video editing (nothing major) and typing documents etc. I've just sold my iMac 24" for £900 cash. I'm torn between getting a mac mini (lower spec) on education price for £485 incl applecare and buying a 24" dell monitor, or getting the new macbook pro for £818 inc applecare and hooking it up to a 24" dell, although the price will end at about £690 inc applecare as I can sell the ipod touch I'd get with it. (and yes, I know i'd have to shell out an extra £165 for the ipod first, which would almost break my bank!) Portability is a nice option, but I had a black macbook hooked up to a 20" formac external display and the fans on that were constantly on which got a bit irritating. Will the the 13" MBP be able to run an external display comfortably? The mac mini would have a smaller footprint, and I already have a dvi cable I could use whereas I'd have to buy a mini display port to dvi adapter for the MBP. I've already bought a Western Digital 500GB scorpio blue, and will buy 4GB RAm from Crucial or ebay for around £45 (won't be any more than that). If there are likely to be speed bumps etc to the mac mini in September/October time, then I could wait until then to decide. So basically, is it worth spending the extra £200 for portability and a little bit more processing power? Machine costs excluding upgrades and displays would be roughly £690 inc app care for the MBP and ££520 for the mini (inc keyboard) Any help would be great.