Hi I'm selling my black macbook. I am upgrading to an ipad two as my mobile computer for note taking in college and an imac for at the apartment use mostly for web design, hd video production and editing, creating video montages etc. I own a 42" panasonic 1080p 3D tv that is less then three feet from where my new desktop will be. Is it possible to occasionally use the TV as a monitor for the computer via vga or hdmi? Then possibly is there an app on the ipad to control my computer like a trackpad when it's displayed on the tv? Maybe I'm getting a bit ahead of myself this is all speculation im doing the research to find the best desktop for me. Am I better off purchasing a mac mini and just using my tv as a monitor and ipad as the mouse? If the Imac isn't capable of being connected to my tv occasionally then I wont be purchasing it. Anyone use there ipad for note taking during lectures? how does it work out. I will mostly use the ipad for games, notetaking, web browsing, and watching movies during travel. is there an external keyboard for the ipad? is the on screen ipad keyboard quick to type on? will I be able to keep up with the pace of the lecture? Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks!