Wondering how performance in a refurb Mini I'm considering would stack up against a several year old Dell. Sorry for the very basic nature of the question. The Mini (at $479, by the way) is a 1.83 GHz duo with a GMA 950 graphics card. Comes with minimal (512k) ram, but we'll up that to 2gb. The Dell is an old 8250, with a 2.4 GHz Pentium IV. It has a Radeon 8200 graphics card and minimal ram as well (512k). How will they compare? How about Win programs running on the Mac (parallels/boot camp)? Thanks. We've seen the light on Macs, and now find the Win computers to be seriously unpleasant to deal with. Under $500 seems to me to be a low enough price to get into a Mac, while also being able to run Win, etc.