You could use a netbook for web development, unless you're developing with Flash (please do the world a favor, and don't even think about using Flash). Two years ago, used a PowerMac G4 for web development.<br /><br />About Yarvaxea's comment that they have specs that are 10 years old, it's not true. Ten years ago, we just passed the 1 GHz processor speed. Mac Minis are extremely fast computers. I would rather use a Mac Mini than a pretty powerful Windows based PC, because Windows based PCs don't always have the fastest graphics drivers. With a Mac, you are getting a computer that has advanced drivers. I wouldn't game on the Mac Mini with the Intel integrated graphics, but I know it can handle Minecraft!