This thread has been speculating about a new Mac mini and what it might look like for over four years. It’s the entire purpose of this thread! If people wanted to stay silent until after Apple releases their update, this thread wouldn’t have 11,400 posts. Apple currently sells a mini that seems like a good configuration for the average home user: $899 for a 2.6/3.1GHz i-5 dual core CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD drive. A similar 21.5” iMac (2.3/3.6GHz i-5 dual core CPU, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD drive) is also available, but that costs $1,299. (It’s also a newer platform, so it has USB 3.1 and Thunderbolt 3.) People say Apple should have kept the mini more up to date between platform refreshes. That’s a legitimate criticism. The hypothetical explores that. With a current CPU, would the mini be a good choice for the average home user?