Somebody up there must like me.
As I was settled into the idea of the mini a few things happened. All at once. Two large orders worth about 4k arrived
One order has potential to be worth substantially more.
At the same time I continued researching the minis. Two aspects were problematic. First was the speed of the internal drive: 5400 and the other was the memory limit : 4 gb. I’d really like at least 8 gb.
There are ways around the drive issue with a fast 800 external. But I think I can now afford a tower.
Also I want to be able to put fast internal drives in. In short I’ve got a lot of work coming in again and looking at the pros again.