Hi, I am definately getting an apple mac mini 2011 as my first apple computer, however I'm undecided between the base 2.3 or the 2.5 with dedicated graphics card. I hope to get some guidance for which would suit my needs best, thank you Main uses will be surfing internet, using iTunes with iPod and iPad, watching youtube videos (mainly at 480p). I have no plans to stream or rip movies. I don't do HD video editing. I won't be using it for gaming as I use consoles for that. I am however keen on the garage band application that I could put to use with my electric guitar and fx pedals. I do like to be able to multi task quickly and have browsers open and spotify running or iTunes. I will be using two monitors, HDTV and VGA computer monitor. So will the base model suit me fine or will the garage band application need more graphics or processor power making me wish i'd got the 2.5 a couple of months down the line. I'm also thinking what if theres something in the mac app store that needs more power that I may want to try in the future. Apologies if my questions sound basic but I have no experience whatsoever with apple computers and would like to get my order correct at the apple store. Many thanks in advance for advice, Mikeez.