I am ready to replace my reliable, but 5 year old, Win7 PC with a mac mini. Have read up on most of the pros and cons for the 2012 vs 2014 models but am having trouble deciding on one of three choices. Wont be encoding video anymore so I just want it for web browsing, using "pages" for light word processing and for access to my files (video, docs etc.) stored on portable HDD's and microsofts "OneDrive." I will be using it with an apple mac keyboard and old Samsung SyncMaster 2032BW display (1680 x 1050) My current preferred choices (being in the UK) are:- From an Apple authorized seller/repairer: The late 2012 i5 Dual core, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD @ £346.80 plus £69 Apple care, which I can update later with 8GB Crucial RAM for £62. Or, from Apple direct (using the higher education discount):- The 2014 base model 1.4GHz, 500GB HDD, but upgraded to 8GB RAM as it's soldered @ £430.80 plus £36 Apple care. Alternatively go the cheapest Apple SSD (TRIM supported) route and pay lots more for the mid 2.6GHz model with upgraded 256GB SSD @ £656.40 plus £36 Apple care. I presume the first two options being HDD are going to be a bit on the slow side but if I want to upgrade to a new Mini in 2-3 years they could be easily sold on eBay (with, say 6 months of Apple care left) for a good price and Apple SSD's might be a bit cheaper, then, in a new Mini. I also have the option of booting them (with or without Trim Enabler) via a cheaper non-Apple SSD in a USAP type SATA3 enclosure, without voiding the warranty. The second (2012) option looks easily upgradable to internal SSD (if the OWC video is accurate) which might make it more saleable in 2-3 years time. Or I have the option of keeping it beyond warranty and fitting a nice Samsung SSD myself if I don't like what Apple are offering then. The third choice I would most likely keep for longer as it should be quite snappy/quick for some time and I presume it would depreciate to a greater extent than the cheaper ones. So, for my very basic use should I go for the easily upgradeable 2012 option with only HD4000 graphics? Go through Apple itself with the base 2014 (HD5000 graphics) model. Can you even replace the HDD with SSD on these? Or go for expensive SSD model, with less money left for an upgrade to a new Mini in the future? Many thanks for any replies.