I'm trying to decide on what Mac desktop I should get. Right now I have my 2011 13" MBA hooked up to a wireless kb, mouse, and LED monitor, but I don't want to keep using the air as my main, I'd like to save it for school usage. I've done a lot of searching the forums but haven't been able to find anything that really helps me in my decision. I won't be doing any gaming, though if I do finally get some free time I'm considering trying Star Wars The Old Republic. What I have running now (which is what I'm doing 90% of the time) is ichat, itunes, microsoft word, microsoft powerpoint, and chrome. Now and then I'll take a break from my studies to watch some videos (both SD and HD). I already have an apple wireless keyboard, mouse, and a HP2311x (23" LED) monitor I can use for the mini. I'd actually dual screen the monitors b/c i have 2, and probably use one and sell the other if I get an iMac. I'm kind of leaning towards the mini right now (which is why I'm posting this here), but was wondering if I'd be better off with the iMac. Hoping that there's members on here who've been in the same situation as me and could give me some insight! The options I'm considering are: -i5 2.3Ghz Mac Mini (mid 2011) -> upgrading the memory to 8gb myself. -i5 2.7Ghz 27" iMac -> adding another 8gb of ram to it anyways for 12gb The $$$ difference between the two options isn't much of a concern to me as I know the base 27" is MUCH better in every spec than the mac mini with an awesome display, but what concerns me is whether or not I can justify spending that much more for my needs (or if it's just purely overkill). Thanks guys!