Well, Apple shipped my Mac mini a few weeks early, so I wanted to share some initial impressions from a salty ol' Mac guy like myself. In no particular order: 1. Beautiful and small. It is small in the way the 30" is a "big display." 2. Runs almost silent. No random fan blasts like the Powermac. Only real noise is when the SuperDrive is spinning. 3. Great speed for iLife and MSOffice. 4. I definitely notice the speed difference with only 512MB of memory, but if you are not used to using a Mac with 1Gig+ of memory, it is more than acceptable. I think I am spoiled with my other machines. But, looking at the benchmarks, if you can swing the 1 gig or don't mind opening the case, go for 1 gig. 5. Airport reception is excellent. 6. Snappy and responsive. Like many products, the specifications belie the user experience. I wouldn't use Final Cut Pro on it, but for normal office or family use, I think most people will be pleased. 7. Drives a 23" Alu display very well. Overall, at 700 bucks ($600 + BT/AE option) I think it is a very solid purchase.