I've decided that having now used a computer with a SSD installed, I never want to buy another machine without one as its regular boot drive (external hard disk drives for extra storage/backup are a different entity). I use Macs at home and work, and also use Windows for work and as a media server at home. Although I prefer Mac OS, Windows 10 is turning out to be really good. If I had to use a Windows machine every day then I'm OS agnostic enough to switch for personal use. I have a Mac Mini already and love the form factor. My media server is an old Intel NUC, which whilst tiny, has a large external power brick. However, the latest NUCs have a power brick the size of a mobile phone charger - i.e. tiny! I decided to do a performance and cost comparison. I was expecting the Mac to be more expensive (and the Apple premium is something I have happily paid many times over the years), but I was not expecting the price difference to be of this margin..! Mac £1759 NUC £828 Difference : £931 This massive price difference did come as a shock. The NUC has a 3.1Ghz i7 processor, the Mac is a 3.0Ghz i7 processor. Both specced with the same size SSD and RAM and all other specs are much the same (inc. graphics chip) apart from the obvious (OS). As you can see from the Geekbench scrores, they perform to a relatively similar level. I strongly feel Apple needs to look at the price it charges for the SSD and RAM. SSDs are fast becoming ubiquitous in the bracket of the market they sell too (i.e. the premium end of the market), as is a greater allocation of RAM to a new machine, and this price difference for me is too great to simply make a choice based on OS preference now.