I have read quite a bit in the last 2 days now on the new Intel Mac mini, with most of it being disappointment over the integrated graphics. I do agree that I was not real happy about that. There has also been a substantial amount of complaints over the new price points. But let's play devil's advocate for just a minute. To my understanding the G4 mini was $499 without Bluetooth or Airport which was a $100 bundle to add, so right there it is the same price with more ports, SATA, and a faster processor. So it seems somewhat equivalent, and as a big fan of wireless and Bluetooth, I wouldn't even consider leaving those options off, though I can appreciate that some might not like having to pay for them if they can get a stripped down version. Now I am not a gamer, and I would not be using it to play games, but rather mostly for things out of the iLife package and other apps of course. My concern with the integrated graphics is can the machine really push DVD and iTunes TV shows and other quicktime video to a monitor or HDTV, and what sort of performance will it give me in iMovie or FCEHD in both editing and playback. I don't want to ask the world of it, but I don't want to wait forever or get aggravated by choppy playback. From what I have read, though it is consuming RAM to run the video, upping the RAM can help alleviate that. The question remains as to what strain that will put on the processor (assuming Core Duo since the point of video editing in iMovie or FCEHD is to create DVD's). Supposedly the video is an improvement over the original mini, it's just not dedicated. Lastly, as far as a lack of things like Airport Express with video streaming and PVR's built into the mini. I understand that while that may be forthcoming from Apple there are several reasons that Apple has not released those products. 802.11m is the high bandwidth tech needed for video and it's not ready yet. In trying to sell you on the mini as a great TV computer they wouldn't want to give you the ability to stream to the TV via Airport yet anyway. Likewise, they wouldn't subvert sales of their TV shows by releasing a PVR product at this time. And with all that they can't trump the iMac with a mini/PVR and cannibalize the iMac sales. They certainly wouldn't be able to offer anything near the current price points that people already don't like going up with the add-on HDD space needed to offer a system like that. Anyway, any comments towards the video viabilities I mentioned would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.