Been researching; thinking about a laptop in the 500 dollar range.
Not a macbook...too expensive.
But in good news, if you're planning on soloing content and 5mans, the Mac Mini should be more than enough. I average around 70fps in dungeons with all the spell effects, 100fps if I'm just running around.
I'm sure apple would love you to purchase one of their overpriced thunderbolt monitors but no, what I meant was a monitor that had an HDMI connection as that, and thunderbolt, are the only ways you can connect a mini to a monitor
You can get adapters for that. Some of them cost like $40 but you can get them. HDMI to VGA, HDMI to DVI, heck even HDMI to Composite, and back and forth too.