Let's have some advice: Which should I use for my HTPC: the 2010 mac mini or the brand new one 2011 version. I'll be using it to output to two LCD TVs in different rooms (using an hdmi splitter and a cable through a wall). Main use will be as a DVR (using eyeTV and an HD Homerun tuner, both of which I already own), and for web streaming of cable TV shows (via Plex). I might use it for some ripping, but my MBP on my desk does that well already, so I don't mind not having an internal optical disk drive. (I'd want a blu-ray reader anyway, so I'll consider that for a later optional addition.) Cost is an issue, so I want to get the entry-level model ($700 for 2010 version vs. $600 for 2011 version). I plan to upgrade the RAM via Crucial or some other non-Apple company. So which one should I get? specifically: Will the new i5 processor run Plex and EyeTV faster than the last year's Intel Core 2 Duo? I've heard rumors that the Intel GPU on the new one is slower than the nVidia GPU on the 2010 version. But all that matters to me is the end result: Will Plex/EyeTV displayed on my TVs run faster on the 2010 mac mini, or the 2011 mac mini?