I know performance vs. value is a subjective judgement, so for some the $200 price difference may not be worth it, and for others it will be very much so. But... in the 2014 Mini, is there any significant difference between the BTO 3.0GHz i7 processor versus the 2.8GHz i5? At one point, certain versions of the i5's didn't have hyperthreading while al of the i7's did. But it sounds like the i5's in the mini all have hyperthreading. So other than the 200MHz clock difference, are there any other benefits of the i7? I'm thinking (again) about a new Mac mini. I frequently use a Windows 8.1 VM, so a little performance boost may be worth the $200. I'm already resigned to maxing out the RAM to 16GB and ordering the 256GB SSD.