Hello All, I am new to this forum, and it looks like some very well informed folks are around here! I'm am upgrading from a very tired and on-it's-last-legs 2007 Black Macbook, and would like to hear your opinion on what I'm considering. I do basic web browsing, email, etc, plus hobbyist music production with Reason 6.0 and editing with Audacity. I am looking forward to upgrading either way because I'm getting a huge boost in power regardless and of course want the best bang for my buck. The reason I'm considering mac mini server is for the 2nd drive (dedicated for Time Machine backups), i'll have to buy external HDD for imac for backup. Plus I understand the mac mini server has a little more processing grunt than the base imac (i7 vs i5) I don't have a budget for any SSDs at the moment, but sure wish i did! Here's my potential setup Mac Mini Server 2011 & HP LA2405 monitor 24", apple keyboard& mouse -or- imac 21.5", hitachi 3TB touro external HDD, applekeyboard & mouse. after dust settles and the tax smoke clears, I'm paying about $50 more at the apple discounter (b&h in nyc; love these guys!) for the Mac Mini server with much smaller available HD capacity, but slightly higher screen resolution. Applecare either way. Both have 4G RAM, but I def. will upgrade to 8G for either. Whadya think and thanks in advance!