I looking to update an 2011 11" MBA, which is hooked up to a 24" ACD and very rarely leaves my desk. Because I use my iPad when travelling, I was going to just get a 2014 mini, because I already have the ACD and the Apple BT Keyboard and Trackpad. My computing needs are such that I'm going with the 2014 mini over a 2012 mini. But I'm trying to figure out whether it would be a significant improvement over the current 11" MBA, and I'm hoping that my next computer lasts 5+ years. When you configure both with max RAM (8GB for the MBA and 16GB for the mini) and 512GB SSD, the pricing between the two is roughly the same. Obviously, the mini has more RAM, but other the big differences seem to be connectivity (2-TB2 v 1-TB, 4-USB3 v. 2-USB3, Ethernet (would never use) and HDMI (wouldn't need with the ACD)) and a faster CPU (but I really have no idea because of the turbo boosts). It doesn't seem that the mini upgrade to the 3.0 i7 is worth it over the 2.8 i5, but if that would extend the life of the mini, I'd do it. I don't need 4K or 5K resolution. If the ACD dies, I'd look for a refurb TB display. If the 2014 11" MBA maxed out will perform roughly the same as the 2014 Mini maxed out, no reason to have occasional portability with the MBA. Thoughts on what would be a better choice? Thanks in advance!