I was going to buy a mac mini...but then I heard they might come out with new ones in January so I'm waiting. On top of that I want the new 17" MacBook Pro when it comes out so if I get that then my old MacBook will be around collecting dust. Instead of getting a new macbook and a mac mini maybe I can use my old macbook(less than a year old) as the media pc I was going to use the mac mini for but is there a way to run it with the lid closed? With this hurt the computer? Would I be better off trying to sell it and getting a mac mini?