So to be able to do IOS development with Visual Studio, my IDE of choice, I had to get my Surface to connect to the MacMini.
Things I like about the Surface over the MacBook:
OneNote – I log all my JHU CTY work with OneNote. I could have found another solution but…
Form Factor. I can tuck my Surface just about anywhere and have access to it. The MacBook is bulkier and you have to open it. Both did work on the exercise well.
Touch Screen. Biggest win for the surface.
I suspect the Mac On the Cloud would work, but it is a bit easier with the Mac Mini.