Hey folks, I'm looking to get a Mac Mini and can't decide which direction I should go. I'm not a power user. I am currently using an old MBP with a 320gb 7200RPM HD. I've filled it up and am averaging about 280-300gb in use. Don't worry, I have time machine backups on a 1TB external drive. It's got 4gb of RAM. Here's what I use my MBP for: - Web Surfing (usually leave at least six tabs open) - Apple's mail client - Streaming video from the web to my HDTV via VGA to HDMI cable. - iTunes - iPhoto - Microsoft Office Suite - Occasionally having 2-3 other apps open at the same time, Evernote, Dashlane, etc. I have about $1000 to spend. I need this Mac Mini to be my primary computer for the next 4-5 years. I am looking at the mid-range 2014 Mac Mini (8gb) with the 1TB fusion drive. I've read that you can't upgrade the RAM or the Hard Drives later, and I know I need at least 1TB of RAM so a smaller SSD won't do it. But then I stumbled upon the 2012 Mac Mini OSX server with dual 1TB HDs (5400rpm). So it seems like I should go for the 2012 server, and upgrade the RAM to 8gb. (Maybe upgrade to 16GB down the road.) The price of the mid-range 2014 Mac Mini with the Fusion Drive is similar to the 2012 Mac Mini OSX server I've found, after upgrading the 2012 mini with 8gb of RAM. I've read everywhere that the 2012 Mac Minis are much superior to the 2014s. Should I pull the trigger? I'm intrigued by the possibility of swapping out one of the 1TB drives in the 2012 mini and putting in an SSD as a OSX boot drive. Is that possible to do and then store my data on the other drive? Would I need to do that when I first purchase the 2012 mini or could I do it later? How would I do that? Any downsides to getting the 2012 mini? Am I correct in thinking that I have 2TB of storage total? I don't really get how the dual-installed hard drive thing works. Why would I want that? Storage is a BIG deal to me, I want as much storage as I can get. Would the 2012 mini be a better machine for my needs? I'm thinking it will need 8gb of RAM asap. Is the 2.3 GHz in the 2012 mini comparable to the 2.6GHz in the 2014 mini? Remember, I'm not a power user. Having the best machine to use as streaming media is also key. I plan on using whichever Mini I get to stream A LOT of media to my HDTV via HDMI. That's why I can't get an iMac. So I also need a graphics card that is reliable. Which one is better? I'm not super tech savvy, but I did manage to upgrade my 2007 MBP to 4gb of RAM and swap out the OEM hard drive to the one I'm currently using, a 320gb 7200rpm WD Scorpio. Will I see a HUGE downgrade in speed if I buy the 2012 mini because it utilizes a 5400rpm drive? Why would I want the 2012 mini server if I'm not really going to use it as a server? Which one will last me for five years? They basically seem like the same price, and I'm wondering if there will be a huge decrease in performance if I get the 8gb 2012 mini vs. the 8gb 2014 mini with fusion. Everything I've read seems like the 2012s that are left are the way to go. Will I ever need 16gb in the next 5 years as a light to medium Mac user? I'm definitely not a power user. Also, if I buy it from a third party vendor, do I still have up to one year to buy the Apple Care? Would it still work the same way if I bought it from the Apple Store? Any and all information would be very helpful. THANKS!!