Hello all! Hopefully I can get a few questions answered. I am a PC guy that wants to jump ship. I got an iPod touch for a birthday a couple of years ago and love it. Now it's time for a new computer. I have been thinking about a Mac Mini. In theory, this seems like the perfect option for me, but I need some clarification first. I am trying to decide between 2 specific models: the 2.5 GHz dual core i5 with AMD graphics, and the 2.0 GHz quad core i7 with Intel graphics. The primary use for this will be for audio recording / production (Pro Tools with Firewire interface) I do not intend to do any gaming on this system. I have a PS3 for that as well as a laptop with decent graphics hardware. I may do some light photo editing, art creation type stuff (not realtime 3D stuff). Probably also some finance and other things like that. And iTunes, Safari... Here are my questions: 1) Does OSX Lion use hardware accelration for the actual OS interface? In other words, will I notice any difference (lag) moving around just in the OS between the Intel graphics and the AMD graphics, apart from actual 3D rendering. I want to know about displaying the core OS functionality and the eye candy that comes with it. Screen transitions, iTunes coverflow, Safari... 2) Do applications for photo editing such as Gimp or Photoshop use graphics hardware acceleration? I am by no means a power user of these typs of applications, but I want to have the best experience when I do use use them. 3) Is it easy to get 2 screens set up? I have 2 19 inch LCD's on my current PC. The left one is the main desktop with the clock, task bar, start menu, and so on. The right one is "extended desktop". If I maximize a window, it will only fill the screen that it is on, not both. I DO NOT want it to fill both screens as though it's one big screen if I maximize a window. Is it possible to set it up this way? 4) Any other issues I may not know about, relating to the trade-off between 'Intel graphics and a better CPU' and 'AMD graphics and a lesser CPU'? Noise? I am leaning heavily for the server version, and just want to make absolutely certain I will not miss the AMD graphics of the other model. The nice thing about the server version is the 2 built in hard drives. That is a must. If I get the 2.5GHZ i5, I would need to also buy an external FW HD. The extra horsepower of the quad core i7 would be very helpful, but I am willing to trade that for a much better overall OS experience. Sorry for the long post, and thanks for the help!