Got a lot of dough lying around, that you don't really make use of? Well then you might want to consider this. For around roughly $1400 or more (excluding tax) You can make yourself a small functional machine with a Mac mini and an iPad! That's right, this option is also helpful for people that would like a temporary monitor, or an extra 10 inches of real estate space along with their monitor.
To do this you will need a Mac mini (Base model is just fine), an iPad (any model works) and you will need to install VNC on the Mac mini and the VNC app on the iPad, now just get it loaded and launch the application, it will wirelessly connect to your Mac mini and voila! You can now control your Mac mini through the touch screen iPad! But for full functionality its important that you include a wireless Apple keyboard, and a magic mouse if you want to take the full desktop advantage!
Quite a lot of money being put in, but hey! Now you have two Apple devices, and who says there's a such thing as "Too much Apple?"
Here is also a video demonstration!