Originally Posted by Soldi
does ilife and iwork even work on the mini (i have a 64gb hard drive and 2gb of ram)
In theory they should work fine - assuming OS X does. You should have plenty of room for both suites with 64GB. However, keep in mind your form factor and the power of your processor.
I'm thinking perhaps that certain applications may actually crawl to a snail's pace because of the processor speed - like iMovie or even iPhoto. Other apps like Pages or Numbers probably don't use as many resources to do what they do - so may run smoother. Maybe someone else here has experience with this?
Regardless, I'd personally buy the Mac Box set mostly because the Mini won't be my only computer. If you have an iMac or Macbook Pro, for example, you could always use the iWork / iLife software on these machines too. Since you need OS X, you aren't going to find a better deal on the package of all three titles than in that Box set.