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Location: Connecticut
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Mac Specs: Macbook Black 2.0GHz C2D- 120GB/2Gb * Mac Mini G4 1.42GHz- 80GB/512MB

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Well, i've barely had my Mini for a week, but i'm a bit curious.

My machine is a G4, 1.42GHz, 80GB HD, 512MB RAM. Superdrive, airport/bluetooth. I came across a place that's selling the base model Intel CD (1.66) Mini with $100 rebate, making it $499. I'm wondering if I should upgrade to an Intel machine or not.

My Mini is loaded with MS Office, iLife '06, Front Row, and a few more goodies, and i'm thinking i'd probably have to kick in $100 or so for the Intel machine after selling this G4.

Any opinions as to whether or not this is worth it? I'd be giving up 20GB of space and a superdrive in exchange for an Intel processor, better video card, more USB ports, and some other stuff (remote, audio in). What's the performance difference between these 2 machines? Would that $100 be better spent maxing out the RAM on my machine?

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