We’re wondering if a mac mini would be a good solution for us, here’s our situation. The wife has a Macbook Air that we bought new in 2014. It still works. The only problem is that the hard drive is not able to accommodate our storage needs. She has some music, but it’s photos (from a SLR camera) and videos (from an HD camcorder) eating up space. We have a two year old and plan on taking a lot more pictures and video. The laptop is mostly used for internet browsing and some minor working from home with MS Office. The wife also has an ipad from 2013 that’s used for general internet browsing and streaming Netflix. Last November she got an iPhone 6s plus. We also have two 3rd gen apple tv’s (again streaming Netflix ). And I’m thinking of also switching over from my 3 yr old htc over to an iPhone within the next few weeks. The idea is to get a mac mini that we’d use as the family computer to run the iphones and ipad and store all of our music, photo’s and video. We’d back up the mac mini with an external hard drive. That would free up the hard drive on the laptop and should cover our storage needs. One question I have is would we be better suited to setup the mac mini as a media server. I’m still trying to understand what that means and how all other devices would work under that scenario. I’d appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.