Ok, so I just called the local store near me and they have a 2011 Base Mac Mini however I do not want to pay them extra to upgrade the ram to 4GB or 8GB. 2 Questions How does the Mini perform with 2 GB of ram doing some web browsing, DVD Rips and Encoding, and email? What is the best Ram to put in the 2011 Base Mini with the i5 2.3 and should I go for 8GB or 4GB. This mini will be used as a Media Server and some DVD Ripping and Encoding with the Apple USB Superdrive. How well do the stock 500GB drives perform considering they are 5400 RPM?