I already have an Apple MacBook Air for mobile work as a driving instructor - movie replay etc. I'm a total Apple convert.
My long serving HP Pavilion Slimline is now seriously creaking. AMD Athlon 64 x2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ / 2.6 GHz ; 3GB RAM Comments / pros / cons on an Apple Mini & peripherals please.
Performance has priority over price (within reason). I have access to a small Apple store discount via a professional association.
I tend to multi-task: Internet, Mail, Word, Excel (big graphic worksheets), PPT presentations, Picture Manager and will be making more Movies/Quicktime Pro
Will be using a Samsung monitor/TV with HDMI connection (already used with the laptop) but need to get some Apple-dedicated hard drives as the existing ones are PC configured and 'read-only' to the Apple.