Okay, so my grandfather has agreed to help me with a computer for school. He said apple would be better(I can't figure out how an 83 year old man knows this). He told me to get a final price after GST and everything. It's mainly for school throughout the day. Some video watching and music. I'm not a gamer. He said make it's it cheaper, but make sure its quality. Mac mini is $749 here in edmonton before GST, and the 21.5" iMac is 1,299 before taxes. I have a couple monitors and everything I need for the mac mini, but I can't decide what would last longer. I'm coming from an HP laptop running windows 7.