Core i7, 16GB, 512 SSD, Apple Care. I'll sell my current mini with 512GB Vector, 16GB Ram and core i7 2.3 for maybe around $1100 and that way the new one will cost me about $900. For the next 2 years until the next mini update I should be fine. If I suddenly wake up one day and find I am a Videographer, I'll move it over to a media center and get the nMPro My plan is to leave this as a sealed unit for as long as possible unless or until PCIe SSD's get reasonable and faster. In the mean time I will backup to my external 512GB Crucial MX100 and be very happy. I love the mini. I have looked at EVERY possible small computer out there including build my own and Windows and Mac,and for now, although not a perfect upgrade, I think it will bring me much joy over the next year or 2. But for someone who requires SPEED and SILENCE, the mini is the best thing out there still. Maybe not by much, but still the best. If Apple comes out with a Skylake in 6 months, you can thank me because it was probably this purchase that helped finance Skylake I obsessed over every possible detail and although I wanted the 1TB SSD, could not bring myself to pony up for it. Way too $$$.