So..I'm new to mac. I got an ipad 2 this year and loved it so much I wanted the mac OS too. I decided on a mac mini because of it's price. I also don't care much about what's under the hood since I'm mainly a "clip watcher-email checker-homework doer" kind of user. I LOVE IT! It's so intuitive (mostly) and really easy to set up. I hooked it up to my bedroom tv and use Splashtop to control it from my ipad while using the other HD channel to watch TV or whatever. A sound invest from where I stand, even if a refresh is imminent. Thanks to those who gave me advice about this. It's greatly appreciated.