I have nursed along my mid 2011 Mac Mini for quite a while and added a 500 GB SSD a couple of years ago and boosted it into the "modern era" of my late 2013 MacBook Pro as far as fast start ups and app loading. Of course any Mac Mini has not kept up with the times and is of lesser use with newer 4K UHD TV's or monitors regardless of the model year. Forget retina displays, this is 2018 going on 2019. Windows allows for Hi Def displays for quite a while now. There is no adjusting for screen res or font size "on the fly" on any Mac Mini model. The preference panel is a total kludge. Yep, I'm in the small minority that's left when it comes to using a Mac Mini for use with an entertainment/high end audio system. The Mini still works for my Hi Def music over HDMI or USB but trying to view Google Earth in all its glory means laborious switching from 720p for text to 1080p for earth views. Wouldn't 4K be something - probably overkill for Google Earth but don't get me started about looking at photos on a 70 inch screen or God forbid Netflix in Hi Def. Oh well I can do the latter with a Roku or built in TV apps but it's a pain to end up a button pusher needlessly - if only a track pad and keyboard was an alternative. I guess that is coming to an XBOX One soon - hmm? It is unlikely that any new Mac Mini will address the above issues and will probably remain the same when it comes to monitor or TV choices. Most any new TV comes with 10 bit color and 4K these days. What can we expect from Apple? Eat your heart out as Google Earth Pro is available in 4K! In the meantime, my senile Mac Mini recognizes the name of my new TV but can't "remember" that it's a 4K HDR monster! A better CPU, SSD and Thunderbolt 3 are not going to solve the problem. Ironically, not including a monitor should make it a cake walk for Apple to make progress on this front.