Hi, I would like to get some thoughts of you. Here is, what I was thinking. Ever since the Mini had the weakest graphics (even an ibook of the same era had a better GPU). Today with our old PPC-Macs, do we see a difference in respect to what soldered GPU our PPC has? Why do I even think so? It was often said, that GPUs play a very little role in macs and that movies are almost solely calculated by the CPU. Now, I remember people here reporting that they were able to play HD material with a (maybe ATI 9800 or) Nvidia 7800GS/GT/GTX. I admit, that of course there is a difference in games, that seems to become more obvious with certain GPU choices, but movies?. So, what I am now after, is: did a certain GPU give us more years compared to another weaker equipped PPC-Mac? I know it is a bit problematic comparison, but here is, where the intel part comes in: when buying my first Intel Mac ever, will a better GPU choice give me more years (when we consider our experiences wth PPC GPUs)? Background info on Intel GPUs and my choices: The 2012 Minis (i5/o7) have a HD4000 and the 2014 Mini (i5 2,6GHz and more) has an Iris Pro (5100). It is said, that the Iris GPU is somewhat like a landmark for Intel as a new GPU manufacturer and a big step in performance. The recent iMac (21" i5, base model) has the Iris Pro 5200, whereas the Mini has the 5100. Here is a read-up about the 5200 http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Iris-Pro-Graphics-5200.90965.0.html (it is only 15% behind a midrange desktop GPU, like the GT 750! Hence I was bringing up the GPU topic) and here the 5100 https://www.google.com/url?q=http:/...ds-cse&usg=AFQjCNHP8_ptCVbwRoaClu6VxMKZetV7Gw The graphics options are close lokking at introduction years, but I am not sure about the progress the models made in one year. 2012 (Mini) - HD4000 2014 (Mini) - Iris Pro 5100 2013 (iMac which is recently sold) - Iris Pro 5200 or Nvidia GT 750m. I know, this is kind of stupid, because the CPU will play a big role here, but the 2012 i7 Mini (4x2,3GHz) should outplay the iMac's i5 4x 2,6GHz, but what if the old Minis GPU holds the CPU back?