Going from a macbook pro to a macbook mini, one would think it is a crazy idea. However, I have a nice setup at the moment and I don't really require the portability right now. My current setup is: White MacBook (work's not mine), connected to an awesome matte-display Samsung 2253LW (22" inch LCD monitor), Apple Bluetooth wireless keyboard and Logitech VX Revolution. Couple questions: I will be using the Mac Mini in replacement of the White MacBook. It won't be used for HTPC purposes as most Mac Minis are used for - instead it will be my workstation horse and used for general browsing and email. 1. Is the Mac Mini sound quality as good as the MacBooks? I would appreciate sound speakers even though I will not be using it for movies or music but it will hold my iTunes library 2. Is it silent enough? It is going to be on 24/7 in my bedroom 3. Is it futureproof? Going for the new 2.0GHz, 9600M version 4. Is it easily upgradable? I may want to add 4GB RAM and 7200RPM drive - to make it seem like a real desktop instead of a desktop with laptop parts 5. Have you been happy with your Mac Mini purchase? The best part about the Mac Mini is you can cater it your tastes - you can choose the display and everything else and don't have to deal with stuff you do not like - such as a glossy display on the new unibody macbooks Thanks for the help P.S. I preferred laptops but if I am not going to be portable, why spend the extra dough? Laptops do seem a bit more productive as you can use it anywhere you'd like and it may seem more personal, but you don't always get the options you want.