"MAC HATER turned MAC BELIEVER!!"5.0 starson by davidp.
Pros: Small size, superb quality of construction, OSX operating system, loaded!!!!software, ease of use
Cons: Price if you only consider the hardware.
Summary: Ok, I was a Mac user growing up but dumped the Mac when Windows took over. I was a skeptic of "Mac Crap" but decided to give the Mac Mini a try. I too thought it was overpriced but that's if you compare the hardware to a similar priced pc. First of all, this is not a gaming machine. No its not a big bulky desktop pc. Thank God!! Look at the quality of design and workmanship. The operating system is stable!!! No operating errors. Plug in devices like video conferencing work in minutes. No installation CD's or firmware upgrades. Not to mention you save money by not having to buy all that spyware and antiviral software. That's right, no viruses. And when you take into account a similar pc system at this price would have little if no software included, the price premium for buying a Mac Mini vanishes. We are talking about a complete system that fits in the palm of your hand. This system makes sense. Don't listen to the naive Apple bashers. They are afraid to admit they are holding onto an inferior system that has to use nonsense stat numbers about chip speed and memory. Take a sure bet on the Mac Mini.