Hi. I'm a younger teen, and have no summer job. I'm trying to sell things to get money for a refurbished iMac 3.06GHZ 21.5" or a Mac Mini 2.4 GHZ. I've done my research on these two computers for quite awhile, probably about a month. I've even thought out the prices and everything. My dad is going to put around $840 towards getting myself a Mac, and I'm putting $170 from the item that I am selling on craigslist. The Mac mini with an education discount should cost $740 from Apple with a 2.4 GHZ processor with 4GB ram in it when it sends, however, I need a high quality, 21" 1080p monitor, which should cost around $140, bringing the total to $880. However, a refurbished iMac with the specs I listed above should cost around $1,000. Is the extra $120 worth it? What is most recommended for a first time Mac user at home? Should I hold off on getting a higher spec'd Mac Mini? I also have to remember that $120 is probably also valued on the keyboard and mouse, which together are $140, which come with the iMac. That is my dilemma, which computer would I be better off with. I'm coming from a Windows Vista SP2 laptop with a 2GHZ processor and 2GB of ram as my main computer to do videos and what not. I need more specs so I can get these videos out on YouTube to my audience at a faster, and higher quality rate on video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro and iMovie. In case you wanted the specs, here they are. Mac Mini - $749 with education. 2.4 GHZ 4 GB RAM 320 GB HD +21" 1080p HD Monitor ($140) Total Price - $889 Aluminum iMac (refurbished) 3.06 GHZ 4 GB RAM 500 GB HD Total Price - $999 I don't mind that it's about to update, as I'm not getting either of these until Christmas. If the iMac that I want does drop price if they still sell that version refurbished after the new update very soon, then I will buy that. I just want a good computer that isn't all that expensive, and a Mac, and something really good for video making and spitting out things very fast.