Bought a 2012 2.3Ghz refurb Mini before the new year. Got a couple questions about the Mini specifically and Macs in general. 1. Just curious, is there any way to find my refurb Mini's original manufacture date? as in when it was originally manufactured, before it was refurbished. 2. Why does this model feature a mobile processor instead of the desktop processor that came out the same month? They both use the same amount of power and the desktop processor is cheaper... 3. I've read alot of threads making and also discounting the 2012 Mini's CPU heat sinks efficiency issues. cheaper TIM used and whatnot. Is this just a non-issue? Anything I should watch out for or know? 4. whats a good way to test my refurb Mini's performance? just cuz Just wanna see all cores run full steam... Update 5. do I need a surge protector? on apple's documentation it says plug in directly to outlet… (don't want a UPS right not so no thanks on that.) Update 2 While im at it, any recommendations for a good surge protector? It'll be running my Mini, TV, 2.1 speakers, and xbox. Id like it to have ethernet runthrough and 3-point protection. I've checked online and couldnt make heads or tails of anything without doing further research on surge protectors. I'm hoping you guys can save me some time. Thanks everyone. You guys have been a big help in my switch to Macs.