I'm not expecting an answer, just venting a rant. The buyer's guide says the average time till mac mini update is 188 days, and it's already been 354 days since the last update! That's a whole year since they've changed the mac mini at all! http://buyersguide.macrumors.com/#Mac_mini I don't need a new mac today, but an issue came up a couple of days ago that made me think I needed to go run out and buy a new Mac to complete a project that my old trusty G4 powerbook couldn't pull off. As it turns out I was wrong and my powerbook was perfectly capable of doing the job, but when I was seriously considering buying a new mac I was in a very serious pickle. The Mac mini is now a terrible deal as the config AND the price has not changed in a whole year (and arguably it wasn't a great deal to begin with even when the current config was first released). I don't need a monitor, and I personally can't stand glossy screens, so the iMac and the macbook are not acceptable options. So what are my only options? Macbook pro or PowerMac? Those are WAY more power than I need at a price that's WAY higher than I'm willing to spend. Even though I'm a die-hard Mac user, when I thought I really did need to buy a new computer just to complete a particular short-term project I was very seriously considering buying a $500 MS Windows box. Am I really so unusual that there isn't a huge pool of potential buyers like me out there ? Why does Apple not want to take our money? Does Apple really think that there's no profit in lower-mid-level machines? And why on earth do they limit their entire midlevel range including both laptops and desktops to include only glossy screens? I know for a fact that while many people love glossy screens or don't care either way, there is also a very significant percentage of users who see a glossy screen as an absolute deal breaker. There's plenty of profit to be had! Apple, why won't you take our money?!