The new macmini, recently unveiled at the Macworld conference yesterday, is designed to be a 'drop in' replacement for an aging PC in the home.

The plan is, you've seen the ipod, you're curious about these mac things but you don't want to commit big money to one (but the average UK computer user could risk 400 quid on this thing then...), especially seeing as you are only just comfortable with IE, Word, etc.

I think the minimac is a great idea in theory but there's one major stumbling block in practise: how many legacy PCs have USB keyboards and mice? Granted, the monitor is the biggest part of the computer that you're saving, but I'd reckon at least 90% of the audience this is pitched at would be required to buy a new keyboard to go with it.