I've recetnly just my first mac. It's an ipad 3 and despite it's limitations of what software is available for it, I absolutely adore it. I would like wrting apps for it and i know there is ne developement environemnt that works in the ipad 3 for some reason, so i would like to but a mac for the job. I am not a wealthy person so money is tight but what would be the minimum sppec i could run an app development environment such as visual studio, x-code etc? Also would it be more cost effective to build a hackingtosh for the job. I'm no stranger to pc building but i've never built a mac before. Thanks for any advice.