For those considering buying a Mac mini. I got mine (and Tiger) last week with the standard 512MB. It was cheaper that way. More importantly however, everyone I asked (both on- and offline) said it would be enough for the things (Internet, writing, programming, etc. So mostly text based things.) I do. I have to disagree. Although it runs better than my 12" PB rev A and Tiger is great, I constantly get a spinning beach ball. It's annoying. Just having to wait however so slightly is a pain in the ass when you are switching between programs a lot. Sometimes the wait is not so short and I get the feeling nothing is responding anymore. My biggest problem with Tiger is mail. I have ~12000 mails and the thing barely seems to cope. I had no problems with the previous version. But perhaps this due to the *low* memory. Other than that, I like it a lot. So get 1GB if you can.