Currently I still have a self upgrade 2006 mini for the most part is at the end of its life. I am now looking for a replacement unit that will last me the next 4-5 years. I was really hoping to pick up a used 2011-12 mini off of Ebay for a few hundred, but to my surprise those things are going for crazy prices. Fast forward I was lucky enough to win 300.00 in Bestbuy gif cards so I am looking to purchase my Mac from them. My question is how is the 14 Mini for web surfing, email, movie encoding, and random odds and ends. I know they won't do any gaming, and to my knowledge they aren't the greatest for hardcore video editing. For anyone that is able to weigh in on this post its greatly appreciated.