Everyone seems to be writing about the Mac these days - here is a major piece from Salon.
I'm wondering how much of the phenomenal level of interest in the press will translate into sales. I know quite a few people who are thinking of getting a mini to supplement their stable of Macs or to try one out. A few people have given up on Windows entirely out of frustration. Of course my sample space isn't exactly representative of anything.
Most of the conversations I've heard about minis usually invoke troubling issues with Windows. There is clearly a draw to the Mac mini, but the push from Windows may be stronger for many buyers.
I did come across an interesting factoid.
A friend who gets expensive industry reports notes that few than 20% of PCs selling for less than $1000 see a hardware upgrade in their first year. Of that, fewer than 1/3 of the upgrades go beyond a simple addition of RAM. People may be interested in internal expansion capabilities but, in practice, few actually take advantage of the capacity.