Here's the scoop, my Mac Mini I use in my bedroom is basically just a internet browser/media center. I don't do too much with it except hook it between my TV and my computer monitor. It's starting to get outdated, bought it back in 07, finally time to upgrade it, even though it has been very good to me. I was looking at the new Mac Mini's, I know we are all anti apple here so just suspend that for a second haha, but the lack of an optical drive is ridiculous to me. Like I said it's only a computer for my bedroom so I am not looking for top of the line stuff, something in the price range of 500-700 dollars, plays 1080p, can handle graphics well and won't slow down after a couple hours of browsing and watching videos. One thing I have really gotten use to with my Mac is not ever having to worry about a virus, so I guess I would like to hear what you guys would suggest for handling that on a windows pc.
So in the end, recommend me a good comp I can get for my price range and let me know the tricks of owning a windows PC, it's been 6 years since I have owned one, I am sure they have changed drastically. Thanks guys!