The thing that's keeping me from the Mini, is that it doesn't look like I can upgrade the HDD to the 120*gb SSD. The thing that's keeping me from the MBP is the extra price for portability.
Anyone A/B'd these?
Also, is 2.26ghz noticeably faster than 2.0ghz... and noticeably slower than 2.53ghz?
[action=Leon]will try to put together a file server with his existing HDD's, instead of going balls out on the SSD.[/action]
The Mac mini can take any 2.5" HDD, so you can probably yank the stock drive and stick in an SSD if you want.
Here's a hint with buying any Mac... the best value-for-money model is always in the middle of the pack. Usually the second model from the top is the sweet spot.
And it almost always makes more sense to buy them in their stock form and do the RAM and HDD upgrades yourself with aftermarket parts. Apple charges too much for build-to-order RAM and hard drive upgrades.
Depending on your needs, it might be better to get a Mac mini, and with the money you save, grab a Netbook to Hackintosh Mac OS X onto for the portable option.