I bought my wife a Mac Mini last spring (2.26Ghz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD) and have been head over heals impressed with it. I am itching to get off of my PC and migrate over to the next iteration of the Mini which I assume will trickle out once the next gen MBP's are released (by spring/summer 2010). Any fellow forum dwellers in a similar position and anxiously awaiting the next version? The first question becomes, what will the next iteration of the Mini contain in terms of hardware. My guess, at this time, is: CPU - Core i5 (Arrandale) somewhere around the 2.6Ghz mark. GPU - ATI Mobility Radeon 5xxx series (would have also been happy with Nvidia's upcoming GPU for the ION2 platform but that's not going to happen..ahem Intel). RAM - 4GB default (8GB option). HDD - 500GB default (1TB option. note: 2.5" 1TB are around the corner). DVD - same as now. I don't see BluRay coming until the next gen after this going by the recent news vibes. Release time frame: I predict (hope) March ~ May 2010. ps: hoping we'll see iLife 10 by this time also.