Originally Posted by WillHClark
I love my mac mini. My favorite of the 5 computers I currently own and 20+ i've owned before.
Its not designed for upgrading but its only $500 so just use it for a couple years and buy a new one. Upgradability is really overrated anyway because its the cpu of any computer thats outdated ever 18 months. So you go buy a new processer but for every cpu you need a compatible motherboard so by the time your done upgrading you could have bought a brand new computer. Whats the point? The Mac Mini is beautiful, cheap, ultra-quiet, and works great with OSX. Go buy one!
yes, and intel moreso than AMD intentionally changes up their CPU interface from iteration to iteration to encourage upgrading. for now, we may be able to drop in a Merom into a prior Pentium M or Yonah slot, but beyond that, i doubt they'll keep the same pin count and alignments.