So, I think I'm about to finally get my own Mac. The problem is, I'm about to be a junior in high school, and I need a new computer. I need one to last at least until I go to college (hopefully longer) and get a laptop (hopefully a macbook pro) to use there. So, I decided today to spend some of the money I earned this summer on a Mac Mini. However, I have a few questions about them before I actually purchase one. 1. Which model should I get? High end or low end? I really would like the faster processor, but $125 for .17 ghz? That seems like a lot to me. Any tips or suggestions? 2. I think I would like to have 2 gigs of ram, cause I would like to run Vista on it eventually. But is it worth it to pay $150 for an extra gig? Would it be cheaper to buy 2 1 gig ram from somewhere else and just sell the 2 512s? 3. I'm not sure I want to pay for the AppleCare Plan. I mean, it will only be my primary computer for 2 years, and 1 year of service is included. Unless they have a high rate of failure between the 1 and 3 year marks, I don't think I really need it. However, I am open to suggestions and probably could be convinced to do this. So that's it. I'll probably end up buying my computer sometime in October, so that I can get my hands on Leopard. Thanks ahead of time for any advice! Epmatsw Edit: Well, I guess I'll go ahead and add another question, though this one is a bit more long term, and not really that important 4. Once I get my laptop, can I use the screen on that as a screen for the Mac Mini? Does it have a video in port so that I don't have to have a separate monitor for the mini?