My 8 year old Sony VAIO is now on it's last legs, and so is my Titanium Powerbook 667, and I'm now looking to get a new machine. The word function doesn't really apply to those two anymore. Currently using my pop's HP laptop, but he's going to be needing it back eventually. I have to say, on the windows side, problems always. On my old powerbook, never a problem. That laptop ran smooth for nearly 7 years without a hitch. Apple's OS has been good to me, hence why the next "main machine" won't be a Windows OS based unit. The mini seems like the right one for me, price wise. My old Sony is hooked up to a Samsung 35" LCD HD TV, and would like the this mac unit to work on it as well. So really, the iMac is no good to me. The pro unit would've been cool, but it's really expensive for my pocket book. So unless there is that "prosumer" tower, the mini's it for me. Now, should I buy it now or wait for an update? Is Apple coming out with a better unit, or replacing the mini? Sure would be a shame if the Mac mini joined the Mac Cube. It would be nice to know if they are going to change the graphics chipset, as the current Intel graphics chipset seems inadequate. Games would be nice, particularly my favorite beign Sim City 4, but otherwise consoles could do the rest. A friend of mine says that one can use the mini as a PVR, but wouldn't you need a better graphics chipset? You'll have to forgive me, as I'm mainly coming from a windows world, where that beast is a resource hog. Windows, especially Vista, requires so much hardware like ram, hard disk space, video, that I'm wondering if this is also true on the intel mac side. This machine will have to last me for a while, so it would suck if I ended up with an "underpowered" machine. Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. Much thanks to you all.