Would that work? Mac Mini starts as $700. iPad starts at $500. If you bought both, you would have the cheapest and smallest Mac, a mobile display, and an iPad. It's seems like a pretty good bargain, but would it work? What I mean is, if connected to the Mac Mini via USB to 30 pin connector, could it be used as a sole display, or maybe an extra display? Of course, you'd have to buy a mouse separately. Perhaps, the iPad's on-screen keyboard could be used. Has someone developed a configuration like this? Do you think Apple would be interested in integrating this themselves? Is the 30-pin connector cable even capable of transporting all that data?