So we are finally getting married and as a wedding gift to ourselves we are thinking about getting a new computer. My HP laptop that we currently have is very out dated (over 5 years old now) and does not perform well at all. The monitor is also starting to go so I'm guessing we only have a couple months left of it anyway so we are going to get a new computer. My question is what would be a good first Mac? My friend has a couple Mac Mini's which he swears by but I was thinking the iMac would be a nicer choice since I would love to clear up clutter on the desk. I have too many damn cables and whatnot. My big worry is that if I buy a iMac if anything happens to the monitor then the computer is basically done for. I would be very upset if I bought one and my monitor crapped out on me shortly after the warranty was up. With a Mac Mini I would need to buy a separate monitor to go with it. Also I'm guessing a Keyboard and Mouse is not included with either so I would have to buy them separately too.