The user upgradeable RAM in the Mac Mini is great and all but that 128 gb hard drive is a stinker. It occurred to me, since Thunderbolt, you could run from an external… but it’s about $200 for a Thunderbolt external 250 gb SSD, which is just the same as Apple charges. So $999 looks to be the price for a Mac Mini. Because as cool as external storage is and all, you need space on the boot drive. A year on 128 gb has taught me that one.