If you haven't read my history: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=807137 I absolutely love this new mac mini. I've never owned a mac desktop before and my later 2009 15" MBP is my first mac ever. I'm extremely happy with this. I even posted a few videos on you tube and user name is aieaboi74. I'm glad I got this instead of the new imac since I already have all the Apple peripherals and 24" ACD. It just looks very nice sitting on my desk underneath my ACD. I bought a 1TB seagate external HD for Mac for my mac mini specifically so I can store extra movies there if I wanted to and also for definite time machine backups. So I guess its both a backup and extra storage device, best of both worlds. As for my seagate 500GB Freeagent Go portable HD, I'm soley using it for my MBP to take around. Had to reformat it because I used it with the mini also and something happened to eat up majority of the HD space. I had 400GB left on that HD before I hooked it up with the mini and chose "Reuse backup". Then afterward, I was left to 52GB left on the Seagate Freeagent Go! O well, reformat! I write a lot to give as much info i can. This thing is indeed a little beast inside now compared to my friend's early 2009 mac mini. It's significantly faster and although it looks the same as the earlier models, its still damn sexy with the thought that it can rumble my world from the inside. That's what she said. The new iMacs are beautiful as well and it's nice to have an "all-in-one". Maybe I'll get one for my family's second floor living room upstairs as like a computer and "TV" for movies and boxee/hulu and other movie or tv applications, netflix? lol. Possibilities! anyway, I love this mac and I won't be buying anymore mac computers and stuff for a while as I just bought a new iPhone 3GS last week as well and I just converted from t-mobile with the iPhone 3G (bought it used) to a new AT&T subscription for 2 years, which is the length that I'm covered with the iPhone's applecare. I better ease my spending for now! Oh yeah forgot, I'm selling my sister my 2 month old mighty mouse because I'm waiting for my shipment of the new magic mouse from apple. That's all for now! Really!