Hi everyone, I've long lurked on these boards and could use some assistance. I am getting my kids (9, 11) a new computer for Christmas, and starting to think about it now b/c of back-to-school deals. It would be nice to capitalize on a few specials. I was going to get a macbook, but we already have one and for a few different safety reasons, I think a stable desktop type of computer would be best. If we ever need to transport anything, they could just use my macbook. We are debating several different types, and was wondering what you all would get? I'd like it to last a very long time (I know, wishful thinking). Any thoughts on new? refurbished? Style? I immediately was drawn to the iMac, but then saw news of the mini and not even sure what that is or how that works (does it have a screen?) So, while I'm leaning toward the iMac, I still feel not educated enough to make the purchase. What do you all think? What would you do? Many thanks in advance, I am grateful!