Hey there. I received today my Mini. i7 2.6GHz with 4GB of RAM (which I upgraded to 16GB) and the 256GB SSD. Didn't really wanna just run Geekbench as I can go and check results on their site, and that number doesn't tell me anything, so prepared a couple of -silly- tests of stuff I do everyday to compare processing times. Machines in comparison: Mac Mini 2010: Core2Duo 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD. Macbook Air 2012: i5 1.8GHz, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD. Mac Mini 2012: i7 2.6GHz, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD. I know these are a bit silly tests, but this is the way I found to see how much of an improvement I'd actually notice from the upgrade: Doing regular tasks I do. Cheers!