hey absotaGor. i dont mean to sound like a jerk so if i come off that way i am sorry. but ummm, i fail to really see the benfit of a mini. sure its small, but a lot of them dont even have disc drives. sure you could put in in your back pack or something but it would get josaled and probably brake. i might be missing somthing but they seem kinda useless. you are sacrificing ram, drive space, a larger display, and over all preformance for size. seems kinda dumb to me. sorry i have always thought that way about them.
also if you are buting one from a store just ask the guy if you need an external hard drive with the thing. seems the simplest way about it.