So at the minute, I'm looking at getting myself a Mini - I'd love to wait for Leopard, but I really can't so I'm gonna pull the trigger. Trouble is - I'm having trouble deciding between the 1.66 and the 1.83. I have no need for the processor difference so that's not an issue here. THe only other difference I can tell is that the higher model has a DVD writer in it instead of a combo drive. Now while this wouldn't normally bother me, however once I'm done using the mini as a student house machine (with my iMac at home, and my Macbook on the move) I plan on hooking it, and my EyeTV up to my HDTV to use as a digital video recorder system. Now this is where I think the DVD writer might come in useful - however - is it £90 useful? Perhaps not. Any opinions anyone? And on another note? Does anyone know of a stackable external DVD writer that would fit on top of the mini's case? Here's my options as it stands (money IS an issue as I'm eating into an overdraft here already) They all have an 80GB HDD so I can put Windows on) Mac Mini - 1.66 1gb RAM 80GB HDD Combo Drive £431 Mac Mini - 1.66 2gb RAM 80GB HDD Combo Drive £539 Mac Mini - 1.83 1gb RAM 80GB HDD Superdrive £521 Now I knøw some people will tell me to get 3rd Party RAM and install it, but i'll be honest and say I'm not comfortable doing that on a Mini so that's not going to happen. The work I'll use it for? iPhoto iMovie (occasional) Internet Web Programming (if Dreamweaver, in OS X, if Frontpage - in Windows - depends on my course) Some photoshop - in Windows until CS3 comes out I guess - hardly a priority Some Digital Video Recording in the future. MS Office - in both OS X and XP.