The new Mac mini with the Intel Core Duo processor delivers performance up to four times faster than its predecessor in the same innovative and incredibly compact design.
Dammit. This wasn’t expected til June. And it has an audio line-in (that mine doesn’t) in addition to being 4x faster.
This just illustrates the rule that the best time to buy a computer is always Right Now. It may be cheaper next week, but what will be available the week after that for which you will wish you had waited?
Seriously, the iMac we just got is fine. Faster is always better, but I suspect the price of the new one would mean we didn’t get anything. But the mini . . . as underpowered as it seems sometimes (at a blazing 1.42GHz, though much of the sluggishness is due to not having enough RAM), I would welcome a two-fold increase, let alone four-fold, especially at the same price.
C’est la vie. Dammit.