Well, I guess it is gear" cause we need it to visit hearth.com As I said here earlier, my 4+ year old Mac tower died......and although repair was possible, I was able to get $200 for the hulk (with the drives out of it.) I had it in the budget to get a new one this year, but I didn't want to buy the "pro" models since according to normal upgrade cycles, Apple will probably have a newer "pro" within 90 days. So I decided to buy an Intel Mac Mini (Core 2 Duo 1.83) - about $550. It came with one gig of RAM and I just added another ($50). The idea is that this one will hold me over for a couple months and I will end up saving more than the difference when the new models come out. Then I will pass this down the line to my son. I'm impressed with this little thing - for anything except professional graphics and video work it is more than fast enough. The Core 2 Duo is fast enough that it is not the bottleneck (probably the hard drive, RAM, and other stuff is) because as I write this it is showing that the CPU is over 90% idle. Apple also has some refurb models that are a little slower on their web site as low as $429. That's a good price for a Mac - which includes all kinds of "stock" video, photo and other programs. I did get the new 10.5 system on a separately packed DVD, but I am not going to install it for awhile. The existing system is not missing anything that I can see. Anyway, take it for what it is worth. If you already have a monitor, keyboard and mouse.....or if you want a 2nd computer, or even if you are a windows person who wants to see what all the fuss is about, you can't beat this little thing. Also, it is very quiet and uses very little wattage compared to most other machines.