At roughly 1000, maybe you can entertain laptops or other models. The mini is not a bargain.
I am planning on get Mac Mini w/ 512 mb ram, 40 gig hd, combo drive, blue-tooth and airport extreme card installed, wireless keyboard and mouse with OX 10 panther for $772 at Apple.com. then adding a Xerox 17 inche LCD flat panel with DVI connection at Costco for $269. Totalling roughly $1000. Is this a wise choice? I will mainly use it for Internet surfing and Photoshop 7. Your advise is greatly appreciated.