Originally Posted by copeland
As for the Mini I wouldn't hold my breath. Apple neglected the Mini for about 2 years before they revamped it in March.
this is very true but I'm really hoping for a reformed Apple. After the surprise MBP update I'm really hoping Apple is entering a new period of agressiveness with respect to hardware updates. I would doubt an update early in September as that is obviously iPod ramp up time. On the other hand I could see a minimal update for the Christmas season.
But as Wizard said: We are talking about Apple - You never know!
Exactly! The consummer never knows. What we do know is that the value in Apple hardware gets rather bad after eight or so months. Thus as this potential buyer notes the 1GB supplied with the Mini is now a joke.
Combine this with all the new tech that could potentially go into a new Mini and it is again a bad time to invest. This is a big fear of mine right now, intel and Nvidia have a lot of new hardware coming on line soon or is already here, thus Apples hardware line up could change drastically. This may make room for a significant Mini bump.
For your use the current Mini should more than enough. I bought one in April and upgraded the RAM to 4 Gigs for 50.-. You should have the Mini at 2 Gigs at least. There was quite some difference. Futhermore if you have 2 Gigs the graphics card will use double the RAM than it is using when you have just 1 Gig avoilable.
Yep at this point 2 GB should be the minimal amount. I'm still of the opinion that going to 4GB is worthwhile due to the low price of RAM.
To the original poster consider purchasing from a local dealler that will install more reasonably priced RAM for you. They have improved the Mini enough to make that update a bit easier. It is really a shame to have to buy RAM from Apple at their prices. A good independant dealer ought to be able to support you at a lower cost.