I know there might be biases posting here but hopefully you guys can give me a non biased answer Hi there I need your opinion on something. A friend of mine needs to get a computer, just for simple stuff...minor photo editing, internet browsing, emails, MS Office stuff...Her budget is around $700 CAN max. I found a used Mac mini with a 1.66 ghz intel core duo chip, upgraded to 80gig (which I agree lacks but Hardrive isn't a big issue) hardrive, 2gb of ram for $700 She wants all legit software including the operating system. The mac apparantly is barely used in the office that is selling it but they must keep the receipt for accounting purposes but I can get a photocopy of it. I was wondering am I better off getting a Dell or HP computer for the same price range for her needs or is the Mac mini a good deal for that price? (with the same upgrades on the mac site after tax it will be around $1100-1200) Please advise. Thanks!