... should I consider the apparent PC alternative, as so many people around here have advised? The only impressively spec'd nettop PC I can find is the Dell Zino HD. The key question for me is, which is the better video card? The 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4330 in the Zino... ... or the Nvidia 9400M taking 256MB of DDR3 from the main memory of the Mini? It seems like the answer would be obvious, but I've made incorrect assumptions before. Does anyone know of their respective benchmark scores? Or better still, can anyone find a head-to-head? In all other respects, I favour the Mini. Yes, the Zino has more RAM, but it's slower RAM. The Zino has a larger hard drive, both in terms of capacity and physical size - but what I have in mind won't really use the internal drive, and the 3.5" profile will increase the noise and heat output, which I assume is what the fan is for. It's got an HDMI socket, but I don't need one. It's cheaper, but I don't care. And the CPU seems to be appreciably slower. Any views and advice gratefully received. Thanks, DH.