Greetings all. I've had my 2.6GHz i7 Mini for 2 weeks now and have run about 15 Handbrake encodes through it. I posted my thoughts on the initial few encodes vs. my Late2009 iMac in an earlier thread, but wanted to update it after more observations. For comparison: Late2009 iMac, i7 2.8GHz, 16GB RAM, 10.8.2, 2TB WD Black (FASS) 2012 Mini, i7 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 10.8.2, 256GB SSD. Geekbench (64-bit) iMac: 9742 Mini: 12830 Handbrake (64-bit, 0.9.8) Both using the same source stored locally and encoded using the AppleTV 3 pre-set in HB. Source is 1920x1080, output is 1920x1080 iMac: average 14.24fps, 680% CPU, 64c CPU, fans 3800 rpm Mini: average 13.92fps, 720% CPU, 96c CPU, fans 5500 rpm I have to say I am disappointed in the performance of the Mini. I thought based on Ivy Bridge vs 1st Gen i7 and the geekbench numbers, the Mini would be 20-30% faster than the now 3-year old iMac. Another surprise was how much cooler the iMac runs. 30c? That's a huge margin.