Hello everyone, I'm a long time Windows user who eventually lost her (ample) patience and switched to Ubuntu Linux some years ago. I've been really happy with it and had never considered looking back or sideways. The thing is, I got ambushed with an iPad 2 this summer. To cut a long story short, it was the first present I'd got in my life that actually brought about... changes. After Steve Job's death upset me to the point I'm still staying away from the Tech News section in Flipboard to avoid reminders, I've concluded I'm infatuated, and would like to try the Mac experience as well. When deciding how I want to go about it, I pretended money is not an issue and concluded that ideally I'd leave the store with a desktop, a Macbook Air and an Apple TV. However, I'm located in the EU, in a country where there's no Apple Store, just authorized resellers so prices are somewhat brutal. That means I'd be going one machine at a time. Apple TV is not an issue but I'd like to wait until summer 2012 hoping there'll be a Gen 3. (I'll test that theory when my HDMI adapter arrives but it looks like using the mirroring function of a jailbroken iPad running XBMC should serve my needs well enough in the meantime.) What I'd like advice on is a) should I get an iMac or a Mac mini + Cinema Display and b) should I save up for the 2011 MBA (tempted by the extreme portability of 11') or buy a used, 2008, 13' MBA for $750 right now. I just found an ad on what few Apple forums we have in Bulgaria. On a): My current, almost 4 year old PC has a 2.40GHz Quad-Core CPU and 6GB of RAM. I'll be using the Mac for prepress (LARGE files) and image editing with Adobe CS5, plus some 3D rendering (mostly in Poser). I do like the sound of the 3.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 iMac and plan to up the RAM to at least 8GB (from Crucial) and opt for a SSD no matter what I end up buying, but if you feel that's overkill and the 2.0 GHz Quad-Core i7 Mac mini server will do, please let me know. On b): I also do movie translation work and will mostly be using the MBA as a glorified typewriter and video viewer when I'm on the move or sleeping over (currently I use a Toshiba laptop I detest lugging around and will be ecstatic to get rid of). I'll also be lending the MBA to my grandma to watch TV series on the (flash driven) likes of YouTube. With that in mind, do you think the original MacBook Air (13') which is available to me now (used) for $750 will be fine? (It's flash and overheating I'm worried about.) The package will contain: Apple MacBook Air "Core 2 Duo" 1.6 13" (Original), 2GB RAM Customized with a 64GB SSD in addition to the 80GB HDD Super-drive Tucano bag Would you say that's enough of a bargain to jump on now as opposed to getting a 2011 or 2012 MBA after I've bought a desktop?