Hello everyone. Quite quickly: I got the 3rd Gen iPad when it came out in April 2012. I've since lived on only the iPad while attending university and it's worked out quite well, despite very minor bumps along the way. I gave up my 13inch 2009 MacBook Pro and gave it to the folks back at home. Since April 2012 I was waiting for the 13inch Retina MacBook Pro and purchased it the week it came out; only to be not satisfied with the high price tag and relating (lack of) upgrades. I returned it for an 11 inch MacBook Air in November, hoping it would be my solution in having a "home base" for everything of mine... ..only to discover the 11 inch isn't really that great. I've come to the (startling) realization that the iPad is my go-to-device, while the "Mac" is my "home base" for everything of mine; including but not limited to photos, videos, home videos, hollywood films, etc etc etc. Aside from attempting to welcome myself into this sub-forum, I feel the need to ask if there is anything i should be aware of going into this head first. Specifically, I owned my first Apple product back in late 2006 with the white plastic MacBook, and then the aluminum MBP. Now that i'm going "desktop" just wondering if there are any pitfalls or encounters I should be aware of? I already have the bluetooth keyboard in my apartment, and an Apple TV ((of which i plan on selling) after all, what's the point of having a Mac Mini & Apple TV connected to the same TV?) i'm excited to to get the Mac Mini, and would preferably get a refurbished model as i've down with all my previous Apple portable devices, as to save on cost (college student). Hi all! EDIT: BTW, I noticed the Mac Mini's begin at $599 here in the U.S. and yet the refurbished section offers nothing less. Anything else available? As mentioned above, I have the Apple bluetooth keyboard already and would only need the Magic Trackpad (unless someone can convince me of the mouse, but doubtful).