I've been indecisive on this matter for ages. I have an 11" MacBook Air that doesn't really get much use. I have been considering selling it for a few weeks now. It's great and all, but for me the screen is too small to useful in a lot of the stuff I do. I have also been considering an HTPC. I have evaluated different computers, building my own boxes, and the like. I have concluded I would still like a Mac. I already have an Apple TV, so I can push content to the TV from my Macs or iOS devices; it doesn't really work the same though. I want a native interface without the hassle of dealing with my wireless network. Since I already own the MacBook Air, there would technically be no additional costs. Being the i7 2013 model it's quite a performer, but my concern is if I watch anything that's CPU intensive (even Flash), it will be quite loud. Plus it seems like a waste of what is otherwise a perfectly good portable computer. I have used a Mac mini in the past and it never gets loud, so I know it's a good choice. Not exactly cheap, but it's priced within my acceptable means. I would upgrade it to an SSD I have lying around and I think the dual core i5 should be more than sufficient. Of course the issue is I still have spend money on a new computer. No, there aren't really any good refurbished or open box options here, not that I would trust either of them. So what would you do?