Well I finally pulled the trigger on a brand new mac mini that came to 602.00 with tax using my company discount. I installed snow leopard, ran all the updates and started putting this thing through its paces. It didn't take long for me to realize this thing is as fast as a stubborn mule hit with a tranquilizer dart. Now I purchased the gimp model knowing that i would upgrade in a few months to 4gb of memory as well as a 7200rpm hard drive. I now realize that this is not going to cut it and I am ordering the parts this pay day. Has any one else been fooled/misled by folks claiming how the 1gb model runs great and does everything you need lol. They must run pages and maybe email. Just thought I would share my experience. On a side note we own a 2006 20" 2.0ghz imac with 4gb of ram and a ati 256mb 2400 video card and it screams. Is it realistic to expect similar performance when I add the new parts? One other thing is that I am using a pc keyboard and after using the wireless apple keyboard there is no going back.