The mini would be used as a server in the end once I get my iMac next year, as soon as Ivy Bridge based models are released. I still do like the air but got put off after what TheEddy said.
My iTunes library will be stored on my mini server so can be accessed from my iMac (in future), iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone. The air although nice, I am not sure if I would end up using it once I get my iPad. Decisions, decisions, decision lol
Play games on my XBox 360 but would like to be able to play HD content from my mini as it would be connected to my TV.
Thanks Luke for your continued guidance, it really is appreciated :D
I am planning on upgrading the memory to 8GB and the hard drives to SSD so it would make sense in that area to buy the cheaper mac mini and buy Lion Server seperately. Would like Quad core but as you say it isn't going to be a bottle-neck even if I so use my mac mini as a home theater aswell as a home server.
The cheaper one would also give me more money so I can deffinately get iPhone 5 and the iPad 3 when released, As I am getting the 27" iMac when based on Ivy Bridge, I don't need to waste money when I don't need to.
The reason I was thinking of that one is that it will be used as a server once I get my Ivy Bridge based 27" iMac next year. I want to use it to store my iTunes library etc, profiles for users in the house, web server, file server etc
Until then, I will be using it as my main computer, connected to my 40" TV through HDMI. Will be used mainly for learning about Lion and server functions, internet browsing, photo and possibly basic video editing through iMovie. Maybe to play 1080P footage. As for gaming, I plan on using my XBox 360 for that.
So do you think the one I suggest is best for me as I don't think the better AMD graphics will be needed for my purpose?
Thanks Matt and Tom. As I run a network of multiple Windows servers, computers and netbooks, I'll still be using both. Just wanted a change at home and can appreciate them both and not be a fanboy lol :D
In an ideal world Jay, that should happen but take these forums for example, often non cuctomers ask support question in forums such as general chat, they are moved to technical support forums where the poster doesn't have permission to view. This happens at other forums too and that is why I have suggested it to help the original poster ond the moderating team :)
So you don't think it is annoying for the original poster to click on the link to the original topic to then see a message saying you do not have permission to see this topic when it has been moved to a forum they do not have permission to view and then the moderator(s) to get a PM saying why has their topic been moved and/or a new topic asking why has it been moved?