MacMini/HP laptop vs Trends UD10 compatible?

My HP laptop just died. I was using a USB to connect it to a Trends UD10 for USB/Spdf conversion.
If I switch to a MacMini, will it still "see" the Trends via the USB to allow conversion?
Yes, if you want to go the USB route. However, the Mini has optical out (mini jack), which reportedly can sound very good, so you could bypass the Trends (you could try both and decide for your self which sounds better).
Good Luck