I read Engadget and Gizmodo a lot, as well as these forums. The Nvidia Ion has been getting a lot of coverage. I admit I don't know what it is exactly, but I believe it is a onboard video chipset, that was originally supposed to be for netbooks, but required too much power, so now it's going to surface in mini-desktops first. Articles have said it's pretty beefy, and can handle 720p and 1080p video easily, and in one of todays articles said it could handle encoding HD while playing the HD video and didn't have an issue: http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/11/nvidia-shows-off-ion-windows-7-multitasking-confirms-launch-det/ "with it able to convert a 1080p video file to a more portable size while the video was playing, and play Left 4 Dead at 720p resolution without any noticeable hiccups" Do any of you think an Ion is likely to show up in a Mac Mini refresh? It would allow the Mini to handle any video and remain small, I just don't know if the platform is too new to be considered in a refresh since if they have anything designed they are probably using technology that is already out to market. Any opinions or rumors I might have missed about a possible Ion/Mac Mini coupling?