Apple announced a successor to my main computer today - the Mac Mini. My Mini still is a speed demon - with a 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7 quad-core chip, 16 GB RAM, a 256 GB S-ATA3 SSD and external Thunderbolt storage, it's a nice machine. Still, I hoped for an upgrade route with todays introduction. And guess what? My Mini (which cost me €800 + €250 for my upgrades) is more than 50% faster than the new high-end model with its 3.0 GHz Intel Core i7 dual-core chip. Sure, the newer model features WiFi ac, Thunderbolt 2, ECC SSDs and a 20 - 50% faster graphics chip. But the CPU Apple used simply can't compare to the one of its predecessor. Actually, even the 2011 Mac Mini with its 2.0 GHz quad-core chip is considerably faster than the new one. And that's for €1.200 - without SSD and only 8 GB RAM. Anybody else sad about this Mac Mini update? I mean, a 2014 €1.200 computer is slower than a 2012 €800 one ... Something doesn't sound right here. In addition to that, they also discontinued the Mac Mini Server. Bad choice. I know many local companies who run their intranet on those machines, and they work great! Sure, you can install OS X Server on any Mac, but without dual hard drives, it will be a hard sell, especially to small companies. Seems like my next computer has to be a Mac Pro, since there's no other alternative running OS X today ... Hope there'll be a Mac Pro model starting at €2k anytime in the next couple of years, don't want to spend a fortune just to get a computer which is comparable to what my Mini was back at the time.