This is all opinion, but you guys know a lot more than me so I am interested in what you think. I currently use a 2014 13" MacBook Air as a desktop computer with a 2560x1440 display and wireless keyboard/mouse. I really don't need the portability of a laptop. The MBA specs: 1.4GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 processor Turbo Boost up to 2.7GHz Intel HD Graphics 5000 4GB memory 128GB PCIe-based flash storage This MBA is like new and still has value to it, I can sell it for a decent amount of money and purchase a Mac Mini in it's place, which would be more powerful and last longer. The Mac Mini I would buy is the mid level with SSD upgrade: 2.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz Intel Iris Graphics 8GB memory 256GB PCIe-based Flash Storage With the student discount I could get this for $859, which isn't much more than I could sell my MBA for. My question is if there is a large difference between these two as far as performance? I know there is a lot more to this than clock speed so I just want to be sure. I am a very casual computer user, but I like things to be quick. I don't want a laggy computer that can't handle the current operating system in a zippy manner in 3-4 years.