Hey, what's faster? At church for recording the sermons, we had a Dell 2.8 GHz with Cubase and a pro audio box. The machine is no longer under warranty and has started acting up. I took the opportunity to get a Mac Mini with OS X instead. We got a Mac mini with 1.5 Core Solo with 1 Gig RAM. I used it yesterday (Sunday) to record the sermon (usually about 40 minutes in length). I exported the audio mixdown and it took the Mac Mini less than 1/2 the time to export the AIFF file than the Dell. What's up? A machine with a 1.5 GHz processor takes less time than the 2.8 GHz one???