Right. Two options: Mac Mini 2009 (stock model and then upgrade ram and hard drive soon) or Dell Studio XPS (one with i7) The Dell would work out at about £550-600 and the Mac Mini about £450. I have always wanted a Mac however, windows 7 isn't too bad... I already have a Full HD 24" Monitor which I would use with either computer. I do have a PS3, so the XPS which could be used for the odd intense game could be considered unnecessary. I don't think I would notice and appreciate my purchase as much with the Dell because I already use W7 on the big monitor, whereas OSX is a nice change that i'm willing/wanting to make . Also, would the mini be able to output 1080p iTunes downloads, or from other sources, to the monitor without any lag? I don't need the power of the i7 but then again you can never have too much power. The mini (with 4gb ram) should also be able to photoshop nicely shouldn't it? I know this is a mac forum, but any help would be appreciated...what would you buy (bearing in mind budget is literally £600-650)? Thanks!