I am helping my neighbor buy a new computer, (convinced them to go Mac!) and the mini is there best choice because they have a monitor, keyboard and mouse. They are an older couple but the wife uses email, photos, music, Microsoft Office, and a few other basic programs. I was going to get them the 1.5GHz base model but what is the chance that the Core 2 Duo will be placed in the mini very soon (within a week or two)? I know that they don't need a really fast computer, but everyone likes things to be done promptly. I was disappointed in our mini's performance in terms of speed, (1.42 G4) and don't want them to have similar issues. My 1.5GHz G4 Powerbook seemed to be quite a bit faster then our mini, both have 512RAM. Anyways, I'm just looking for some advise before buying. I won't be happy unless they are very satisfied. Thank you.