Hi guys, browsed the forum before making this thread but none were pertaining to what I would use the Mini for (similar questions but different uses). I actually want to purchase Mac Minis to replace our current laptops and act as media PCs; not using XBMC but just full screening flash/html5 browser streaming on websites like DramaFever and YouTube. Storing pictures and videos from the digital camera. Maybe a few flash based games here and there, checking email. We will be hooking these up to LED tvs in our bedrooms. I originally was going to purchase the base model @ $499 but figured that I would need some future proofing or at least some power if I may potentially be streaming HD video daily or at least multitask in the future with new OS'. So I thought I would set my new budget to the $699 model. The only problem is I feel that is a little too overboard. So now I am stuck between the $499 which is perfect for my needs now and may start to boggle and already may be obsolete to certain software or paying $200 for a machine I will not fully take advantage of. Am I underestimating the power of the 1.4ghz 4gb? Or should I go with the $699? TLDR: Buying Base 2014 4gb Ram to stream Netflix/Youtube through a browser 24/7. Will it suffice or should I bump up to the $699 model?