Well, it's only if you need Blu Ray capability.
The way I see it, it'll still be about 2-3 years before Blu Ray becomes mainstream enough for the drive to be warranted a space on my desk.
And of course, if you have the bucks to spare, there is no shortage of non-ugly stuffs built for Apple:
Before you go off and say it's big, do take note that the thing has USB 3.0 ports, a DVD-RW drive (which means you can also potentially throw a Blu-Ray in there), and has enough room for 4TB of 3.5" storage. That's 8x the Mac Mini's standard hard drive config.
I'd still agree that it's expensive. But hey, if you want the style, the convenience (not having to build and maintain everything), and you got the bucks to spare...
On a side note, if only power (CPU and GPU) wasn't a concern, I would have posted this...
Atom is still pretty capable, though it may... lag... well, quite often... in Windows...
(it's all on the software side, I tell ya)
Last edited by runawayprisoner; April 16th, 2012 at 21:42..