Good Evening All, I usually post in the iPad section a lot but today I have another issue. As you can see in my signature, I have a 2008 Aluminum Macbook, an iPad 3, and a Dell Inspiron desktop. My mother has a cheap ($400) eMachines Desktop at her store which is only about 3 years old and just crashed. Brought it to a computer specialist, and there is nothing they can do except do a wipe and a rebuild. I always wanted to get a Mac desktop but not sure if the Mac Mini will suffice. My plan is to give her the Dell tower and get a Mac Mini to replace my Dell. I would love to someday buy an iMac but not sure when that day will come. All I do on the computer is type of papers and labs for school, websurfing and emailing, youtube, videos, iTunes music, and for those of you who are familiar with musical composing, I use a program called Sibelius which takes up a lot of space. I checked my hard drive on my Dell and I am only usign 83 GB out of my 283 GB. Like my macbook, it has 2 GB of RAM. My question is, would the Mac Mini suffice my needs? Or should I wait until my macbook dies and then buy an iMac? I don't think I would need a laptop again since the tablet world is evolving? Is this true? Thanks everyone! Sorry for the long post!