Hi there. Here's my thinking. Okay, so I know the new Macbook doesn't have firewire. I probably don't need it all the time, but still, it would be nice to still have firewire benefits from time to time. Plus, I don't have the cash right now sadly. So, I'm thinking, buy a second hand mini to tie me over, as I currently am Mac-less at the moment. I 'could' splash out on a brand new one, but there's always the chance they will get updated soon. Besides, all I will be using it for once I do get the Macbook is to media serve.. which I would probably have done anyway, since you can't keep everything you want on a Macbook! so I don't need anything special. Oh, that and occasionally video capture using Firewire of course! I'm thinking... Intel C2D? The current ones can play HD correct? Thoughts? I'm liking this because I still get firewire, and a media server, surely the best option!