"Great product for it's cross-integration."4.5 starson by K1l0_Byt3
Pros: - Portability. Great for travel if you happen to have the necessary peripherals.
- Gestures compatible.
- Can be used as a dedicated iTunes server (I have NAS)
- File server integration with iPad 2, iPod touch and my MBP.
- Nice display with an HDMI.
Cons: - Price-wise, one would probably expect an optical disk drive. I didn't feel it was necessary so I went ahead with the purchase.
- Only 500 GB.
Summary: All in all, I'm glad I didn't get an iMac because the mini has great potential as a portable unit as long other peripherals are handy. It has an elegant design which can be added to using the USB, firewire, and thunderbolt ports.
I really don't see why other reviewers knocked this unit. Maybe pricing issue and its memory are good arguments but I found they weren't compelling for me not to like it.