Just out of curiosity I looked for PCs with similar size (about 1,5 liter volume) to get an idea of how pricey and how powerful they are. The result? None of them was as expensive as the Mini, but also non of them had either a Quad-Core CPU or a GPU at all. The so called "Intense PC" claims to be the fastest fan less system in it's size. Well, that may be true, but with only a dual-core i7 with Intel HD3000 graphics, it's nothing to write home about. Do you know any comparable system with at least nearly as much performance as the Mini? Oh, and I think it's great we see the most powerful HTPC-sized computer in the Mac line-up!