Hi - I was looking to buy our first Mac, but wasn't interested in dumping a substantial amount of money for an iMac. Just basically light word processing, email, pics, and browsing. I looked on Craigslist and found the following. They accepted my offer of $200 which seems pretty good when looking at Ebay. I know it's not that new, but seemed like a good starting place and allowed us to reuse the existing monitor, keyboard, and mouse. MAC MINI LIKE NEW 500 GIG HARDDRIVE 4 GIG OF RAM 2 GIG DUAL CORE INTEL PROCESSOR DVD SUPER DRIVE SNOW LEAPARD Nvidia 9400GS Just reloading the OS now. I do believe it's time to look for a new monitor. I found the following Samsung 21.5 LED at Costco for 169. We really don't need anything that terribly large. http://www.samsung.com/us/computer/monitors/LS22CLUSFY/ZA? Any recommendations on where to buy iLife and iWork at a discounted price? I suppose Ebay or Amazon would be the best. Anyway, I'll be reviewing this forum quite often. Thanks.