I have always liked the Mini as a machine but the one thing that has always kept me away from it is it's performance in iPhoto (at the Apple store, anyway). Basically, it's like this - when I open up iPhoto on an iMac, and open up a photo, the photo "zooms" in and renders very quickly. However, if I do the same thing on a Mini, the photo zooms in much slower and renders much slower - the difference is extremely noticeable. Now, the Mini's (I think) only have 2GB max at the Apple stores, so I don't know if increasing it to 3GB will make the photos render quicker in iPhoto. Does anyone know what I mean? I know it sounds kind of trivial, but I have a ton of photos and I really want that extra speed in the program that you see on an iMac. Thoughts?