I have to admit to being rather tempted by the new Mac Mini that Apple announced yesterday; it would be a good fit for the office. And if I traded in the 15” 2017 MacBook Pro that I’m using here now, it wouldn’t cost too much out-of-pocket. This MacBook Pro will probably never go anywhere again (maybe not even to another room!); I have a 13” MacBook Air that will become the traveling computer if I need it (not to mention the iPad Pro that I bought to avoid carrying a real computer in the first place).
I might have pulled the trigger on the purchase yesterday if I hadn’t remembered that I have friends at Apple who have offered their friends-and-family discounts; it turns out that the new machines aren’t yet available with those discounts, but I can wait.
In the meantime, this machine is perfectly capable of doing anything I want except running iPad apps (that requires the new M1 chip), and, unlike the new Mini, it can run Windows in a virtual machine (which I would miss). And I wouldn’t have a second display if I moved to the Mini.