I am thinking of getting my next mac but I'm torn between the base iMac and the mac mini server. I do a lot of photo editing and will start video editing soon so I want to get the best machine for my needs. I do not game at all, and I already have a large display and apple BT keyboard and trackpad. Here are my pros to each: mini: Has I7 quad core, would go for the 2X750 GB hd so it could keep itself backed up. It's small and can be taken with me if needed. imac: Has I5 quad core but is 2.5 GHz vs. 2.0 GHz of the mini. Has an optical drive and I can run dual displays. So the money is about the same. I am leaning more towards the mini since it's all I really need but I thought I'd post here for more opinions. Thanks for the help.