Hi, I've been forum searching and you are one of the few people who seem to be running aperture on a mac mini. It sounds like you like it. Photo editing is a serious hobby for me. I plan on getting a macmini server, 8gb ram and use it just for photoediting: aperture 3, CS5, and 20mp RAWs. I don't know what your setup is, but is it REALLY running that well? Im considering spending a few more and getting a MBP.