Hi everyone. I currently own the 13" Macbook Air (mid 2011) model and love it, but I'm wondering if it's worth getting the i5 2.3ghz Mac Mini, too. I plan on eventually buying the 2012 iMac once it releases (I'd sell the mac mini by then, if I do buy it). Right now I use my MBA at school (on battery) ~4 hours a day, come home, plug it in to the power adapter and hook up a monitor, mouse, and keyboard to it to use at home, and repeat this Mon-Fri. On the weekends I just leave it plugged in on AC power. I'm considering buying a mac mini because I want to ideally preserve the life of my MBA battery as much as I can (I want it to last me until 2015 when I graduate). If I pick up a mini, I would use the air on battery one day at school, and use it while plugged in to the power cord the next day (which I feel like would make the most use out of the charge cycles and battery). The dilemma I'm having is whether or not it would be worth it to buy the mac mini. I'd buy the base model and upgrade it to 8gb memory on my own. I don't really need an optical drive but might pick up an external one if I find a good deal on one. Considering the biggest reason I want it, right now, is to not put my air through so many charge cycles, would it make a difference in helping preserve my battery over the next few months? I read up a few things on these new batteries and how they're supposed to work and last, but I guess I'm worried that if I continue to use the air daily as I do now until whenever iMac comes out, it'll take a toll on my battery. Also on a side note, I've been looking at benchmarks between the air and mini and it doesn't seem like there's much of a difference, but all of those were on the base mini with 2gb of ram. Will I notice a difference in the two after upgrading it to 8gb (1.7ghz, SSD, 4gb vs 2.3ghz, 5400rpm, and 8gb)? I'm usually running iChat, iTunes, chrome, MS word, MS powerpoint, and MPlayer OSX Extended. Thanks in advance guys!