I have a 15" macbook pro (mid 2009) that i'm selling tomorrow for $1000. The reason im selling is to buy an ipad 2 since i rarely use any larger applications and im basically just using my computer for safari, email, itunes, quicktime, and some smaller applications here and there. And i'd like to have some leftover cash, and upgrade to have higher resale value in the future. I figured the mid-2009 MBP i have now will depreciate in value soon since intel core 2 duo are basically outdated. My plan was to go halves with someone on a 32gb ipad 2 ($315) and then buy a mac mini as a backup computer. I'd use the ipad as my primary computing device throughout the day and the mac mini would always be connected to my 46" HDTV with a mouse & keyboard hidden away. I figured i'd buy the latest mac mini or wait a few months to see if Apple drops the sandy bridge processors in them. My main concern is will the mac mini be worth getting as a backup computer or will it not be much different from the ipad 2? What i mean by this is will i be able to run apps like photoshop, final cut express, and maybe a game on low settings without lagging like crazy? Maybe i'll use it for movies as well. I figure $315 for ipad plus $500-$750 for mac mini (depending if i buy used or new).