Hello all, first post here. My primary driver is a 2016 Retina MacBook, but I'd like either a second Mac or a full-fledged USB-C dock for the home primarily for iTunes media management - maintaining my music library and iPhone backups and possibly for some Windows use. While I know that iCloud has come a very long way, I consider myself a bit of a pack rat and I still prefer having an offline backup for my iPhone. As unintuitive as this sounds, I still find joy in manually making playlists from my iTunes library and syncing them with my iPhone or iPod. Having said that, I'm also aware that I can create and maintain an iTunes library on an external hard drive. In fact, given that my MacBook is the one with the 256GB SSD, an external hard drive was an absolute must. However, the MacBook has only one USB-C port, and while I've used certain hubs that sit flush with the MacBook and have USB-C passthrough for power and a couple of USB-A ports for peripherals, I found those hubs to be somewhat flimsy and easy to disconnect. Now obviously, there is the OWC USB-C dock, which costs less than half of a brand-new, entry-level Mac Mini. I also have a spare 23" monitor capable of DVI, VGA and HDMI input, a couple of keyboards and mice. However, a second system is also attractive to me because I'd like a Windows machine for some apps I need that are exclusive to Windows. These are not games or any heavy-hitting multimedia software like the Adobe suite, but in-house productivity software and ActiveX-enabled IE-only websites that run well enough on my Intel Atom-powered Windows tablet. So herein lies the question: should I opt for a USB-C dock like the one made by OWC, or should I go for an entry-level Mac Mini? Money is not a problem - I have set aside a little over $600 for this, and my workplace can provide me with a free copy of Windows.