I had a CoreDuo mini back in 2007 or 2008 I think and it died right out of Warranty. For the past few months while my friend was in Iraq I've been using his MBP and have been reminded very quickly of how much I love Apple and OS X. I currently have an ancient 1ghz G4 eMac running 10.5.6 that holds my iTunes and such and effectively works fine with the exception of ANYTHING with Flash. I've been getting into iMovie and FCE and lets face it, there ain't now way on my poor eMac. So here is my question I have a nice 22" monitor and an apple keyboard. But I'm trying to decide if I should just get the base Mini and upgrade the RAM or get a Base iMac. I mainly just do ordinary email, web browsing, etc. But I really want to get into some more involved home video editing activities as well as more advanced photo editing. I have gaming consoles so I don't game. But I also don't want to feel like next year I wished I would have gotten the iMac because the Mini is not meeting my needs. I know the Base Mini officially tops out at 8GB Ram, but does it actually support more? Any guidance on the issue is appreciated.