One would think that someone 'responsible for all of the Dells at my university' would know better than to say the Dell wouldn't last a year. Quite short-sited, in fact, considering Apple has had their share of troubles recently as well. I agree with the person you quoted. I too grow tired of Mac users who worship Apple blindly while throwing around base-less negative statements about Windows computers. And I'm a Mac user.Warbrain said:Have I ever used a Dell? Of course. And I had a terrible experience. I'm responsible for all of the Dells at my university and we've had nothing but problems with them, even straight out of the box as they are.
Windows users are jackasses about Macs all the time, and it can go both ways. It's very ignorant of you to think that Mac fanboys don't use PCs. We're sometimes forced to use them at our jobs, while you little PC users and peddle along in your environment for your whole life and not realize that there are better computers and operating systems out there.
Back on topic...I could really care less if the Merom core goes into the Mini. The performance increase over the Yonah is minute. But I understand, it's the principle of it. As Apple has higher price-points (usually), I would be extremely surprised to see an independant video card AND the Merom in any updated Mini without a price increase. While it would be nice and I would likely buy one immediately, I'm not holding my breath.