I have 2010 MacBook Pro (2.4 i5, 4GB RAM). And then bought the new Mac mini (2.3 i3, 2GB RAM) base model. Mac mini was suppose to go underneath the TV as my home theater PC. Hooked it up to an existing Cinema Display to set up away from TV first and was ready to move. Then I noticed something. New Mac mini was running faster and "snappier" than MacBook Pro. Couldn't believe it. Even though MBP is little over a year old, it still has a better spec than Mac mini. Figured it's because of the junk on the hard drive, so decided to do a clean install on MacBook Pro. Same! Mac mini still snappier and faster. Something with Lion? RAM 1067MHz vs 1333MHz? I'm using less and less of power applications. Mostly web surfing, iTunes, iPhoto, Pages. I do have some Final Cut video editing projects coming up, but starting to think Mac mini might be able to pull it off just as well as my current MacBook Pro. I'd just throw in more RAM and use existing LED Cinema Display. Having the mobility of MacBook Pro is nice, but I've been able to do cover it with an iPad. I've enjoyed the dual screen setup, but with multiple desktop on Lion, I found myself using it less. I'm very close in deciding, but what do you guys think? Help me choose. I have a friend that wants to buy my MacBook Pro if I decide to sell it. I'd just buy another Mac mini for work use and already bought Mac mini for home theater use.