I currently have an ibook 12" and a Mac Mini 1.42 hooked to a 20" Cinema display. My problem is that thed Mac Mini seems just too slow for me doing every day things like burning cds, doing idvd and such. I have 512mb of ram in it but to increase it seems to cost too much unless i do it myself. I am kind of leary of opening up the case. I don't want a Powerbook as I love the the portability of my ibook. I was thinking of selling the mini and the 20" display for an imac 17" or 20" I am wondering if the imac would be significantly faster than the mini and ibook. Not sure what to do about this or just sit tight until next year. Thanks for any advice.