I'm looking for a new desktop, and comparing the 1.83 CD Mac Mini ($847 edu) with a 17" iMac Core 2 Duo 2.0 ($1100 edu; the extra RAM and better graphics make the $100 iMac bump a no-brainer). These things don't matter: hard drive space (external is cheap) monitor (already have a 20" widescreen) The most intensive things I'll do on the new computer are: RAW image conversion (using CaptureOne; this is the slowest thing on my PB12" 1ghz g4) iMovie-like editing and DVD making from a miniDV camcorder. I don't play games on my computers. So, which would you recommend? How much difference would be apparent between the 1.83 CD and the 2.0 C2D+better graphics? My understanding is that even not playing games, the non-integrated graphics will speed up the general user experience (please correct me if I'm wrong on this). You can assume I'd bump the mac Mini to at least 1 gb in RAM (hence the price above). I'm also eligible for the education discount and perfectly happy to buy refurbished. But with refurbished, I'd probably have to buy 3rd party RAM for the Mini.