After getting really sick of the viruses, crashing, spyware, etc. of windows I decided to get a mini. So far it seems pretty fast, it definitely needs the extra RAM which I'm going to have installed soon. One thing that is significantly faster is browsing the web, IE would hang frequently or crash often, Safari is a much better experience. Personally I think it's better than firefox on Windows as well. It is so speedy it's hard to believe. When the new Intel mac come out I'm planning on probably getting one of the laptops. Text is a lot easier to read than on Windows.