"Vista pushed me to a Mac"4.5 starson by jrasero
Pros: Compact, sleek, $ saving, decently fast, reliable, front row, slot loading
Cons: slow HD, Max 2 gig ram, low processors, little upgrading
Summary: I have owned both Mac's and PC's, but for the most part I have used PC's more. I find PC's to be faster and more of a value, but with the release of Vista, I have been totally disgusted with PC's. Additionally I am sick of viruses and crappy software provided by Microsoft. My last PC was an IBM T43 and from that statement alone you can probably tell I am not a gamer, but more of a no non sense computer user. The Mac Mini is great because it is priced so attractively. Yet again you don't get as much as say Dell or HP for your money, but you pay for style and reliability. I dislike the fact that you have to pay for a keyboard and mouse, because Mac's K+M are awesome. Another gripe is that the computer can only be upgraded to 2 gigs of ram (A must upgrade) and 3 gigs total. Also the HD only goes up to 160 and runs at a low speed. It's essential to get the biggest HD available since Leopard takes so much space. I believe Mac shouldn't even sell the 80 gig HD since its too small. I love ilife and front row is by far the most useful media player (Plus you got to love the remote). I love how Mac makes their own software and it's so easy to use. Now the mini isn't for everyone since it has an integrated video card, doesn't have high end ports, and is very limited in upgrading, but if your looking for a decently fast and reliable computer for everyday use, look no further. If you need more of a computer I would recommend the imac. By far the mac mini and imac are Apples best values.