I suppose I'm rather fortunate that I bought my Mac mini back in September '07, because it hasn't been updated in almost a year and a half. Probably the best longevity I've ever got in terms of a computer purchase remaining "fresh" for so long. That aside, I've heard rumors that the Mini is going to get the new dual-core "system on a chip" Atom 1.6 ghz in March. I've been poking around, doing some reading, and from everything I can tell, the Atom will -- at best -- match the performance of the current machines, and potentially run slower...albeit being markedly more efficient. What's the thinking on this one? In terms of raw performance, will the Atom upgrade be a step backwards, or no step at all? I currently have the 1.83, and really can't fault it. At some point I'll probably max out the RAM, but it hasn't really slowed down much at all unless I'm editing huge photos, or running poorly coded software. I would consider an upgrade if the Atom will blow it out of the water, but from everything I can see that just doesn't seem like it's going to happen.