As the new Mac Mini could be released any month now (Ivy Bridge isn't far away), I really want to know what I could expect. I have a 2009 MBP with 2,66 GHz C2D and GeForce GT9600M 256MB right now and really need a new main machine which outperforms my MBP in every way. So, first on CPU. Intel has a OEM-only Core i7 which uses 35W power (exactly as much as the current i5 2,5 GHz) and is a Quad-Core 2,1 GHz CPU. If it's just about 5-10% faster than the current Mac Mini Server, it should be sufficient for most uses - even for some video editing with FCP, or not? As for the GPU, I did much research, and sadly, here's not too much room for improvement. Possible options are the new Radeon HD 7650/7670, which uses about as much power as the current HD6630, but they're 5-15% faster. I really wish they would build in something like the HD6730m which is up to 25% faster, but that won't fit into the 10W TDP left for graphics. Do you think Apple would be able to use more power for CPU and GPU as now? I heard the fans are pretty loud even now, so I doubt they would risk making them any louder ... At least I wish 512MB GDDR5-VRAM with an BTO-Option to 1GB - not too much to ask for in 2012, is it? (Yeah , I know it is...) Next, SSD. They probably won't build one in standard, and the BTO-option is going to get cheaper, but not "cheap" like a Corsair Force 3 120GB SSD for 120. Just sad that you loose warranty when you build it in ... One question: They removed the DVD-burner last year. What's now in the space where the optical drive was back then? Is it empty in the non-server, single-HDD version? They may use it to build in another fan and a bigger graphics card *dreaming*. What do you think is possible and what do you wish it haves? Please let me know!