I just bought a 1.83 core duo mini for 100 bucks. I maxed the ram and replaced the 80gb drive with a 320. I can get a t7600 for about a hundred bucks. I enjoy maxing out older machines and its just something to do for fun. I am going to order it either way, I am just interested in what kind of speed bump I will see in this thing. It will basically be used with handbrake and iLife. I have more powerful machines for heavier tasks.