I will eventually buckle and get the 2018 Mini despite their extortionary prices for SSD and Ram bumps. I read that the I7 makes a lot of fan noise so that is out. Has anyone played with both the 2018 i3 and i5 models for an extended amount of time to comment on the fan noise? My 2017 Macbook Pro I7 is always dead quiet. I hear the fans come on maybe once a month when I need to reboot it. (I never turn my Macbook off) Once I reboot it the fans stay off and I have dead silence for about another month. I will never re-encode movies but I tend to run a simultaneous mix of windows 7 VMs, Microsoft Word and Excel on the Mac side, Chrome with 20 tabs, and some terminal windows to ssh into work to perform Linux admin. I will occasionally play a movie with VLC as well. All simultaneously with my 2017 Macbook Pro I7 staying dead silent (no fans). If I want the Mini that is as well behaved fan-wise as my 2017 Macbook Pro I7, is the i3 Mini the clear winner as I suspect? I'd prefer to get the i5 model but I don't want to risk the fans coming on periodically when I'm so spoiled by Macbook silence. Thanks for helping..