why does the ATI mac mini keep this crappy tradition of only 256 megs of video memory. increasing to 512 would not increase the heat in the machine. certainly not enough to matter. 512 would really help out the machine and would still benefit from the decreased cost of a 1 gb card. Video memory doesnt affect the cost of the cards anymore really. you dont see people buying 512 meg cards from newegg instead of 1-3 gb because its cheaper. This crappiness has to stop. at this point its just crippling the machine for the sake of crippling the machine. and yes 512 would make a considerable difference from 256. this post is related to the ATI machine btw.