I like my iMac, but the screen burns and the squeaky fans on this system say "it's time to let go." Back when I got my iPad, it was between that and keeping the iMac, or replace the imac with a macbook air. I'm glad I bought the iPad. As much as I like the air, and as much as I think Lion would have made one tolerable for me, when I need a real computer, I want to down to a desktop. I have a mac mini on the tv downstairs functioning as an HTPC/server. It can play some games, but it's been a disappointment with gaming since the lion upgrade. (It's one of the previous generation models with the 320m gpu, but still.) In my room, I have this 24 inch iMac. I love this machine to death, and really don't do anything very intensive that often. I'm hesitating getting another iMac since the screen burning has been a pain since day 1, and the apple store refused to fix it, but I like the all in one design. I'm willing to go for a newer mini, but I'm not sure. My roommate has a base 21.5 iMac that doesn't burn so I guess its not an issue anymore. I'm open to getting a mini, but after buying a monitor, the price difference isn't that much. Below is a snapshot of my current machine, what I run most often in the dock along with the things I run less often, but are more demanding on the right. So if I were to compare this to the base mac mini with the intel HD 3000 graphics, which I know aren't the best, how would it compare to my current machine? What would you guys get in my situation?