Well, the Mac Mini hasn't receive an update this year, so I guess either it's going to have a massive redesign like the Mac Pro or Apple would probably discontinue it. This may be biased as I never owned a Mac Mini. But I think if you want a desktop you should buy the iMac. Why? It's more powerful GPU, built-in display, keyboard and mouse are included and many more. It's an all-in-one. The advantage of the Mac Mini I guess is that it's cheap ONLY if you already have a monitor and the peripherals. You can also upgrade yearly without buying a new monitor and such. The small design is a pro for some. Also it's a better server than an iMac. But there is only few who actually use their Macs as a server (I think) also why would you buy a Mac Mini just to act as a media hub to your TV? There are better solutions, like the Apple TV. So, in conclusion the iMac has always been the preferred Mac desktop and it only starts at 1299. Sorry I'm not good at explaining stuff, but I want to discuss this? Any thoughts?