So I have a 30lb paper weight also known as a 3 year old Dell XPS 7200. Through my company I can get a Mac Mini 2.6 or a Alienware X-51 base machine. I don't need it to do much, kids homework, music and videos as well as the occasional game of Minecraft. As both machines can handle that, I'm betting the Mini will do it for years to come. If anyone has something to add please let me know, if not I think the Mini gets my vote.