I remember at the time of the launch of the Mini Mac , PC (windows-based) folks getting all defensive and making various claims about how a PC could be configured to be equivalent to an Mini Mac in terms of size and price. Since then, as any vendor actually introduced a PC-based system similar in nature to the mini mac? Or as anyone come up with a self-build project that anywhere approaches it? I am after something small and cheap to server as a DVD and media player plus occasional web surfing that will happily drive a 1280x768 display (and play back HD material at that size) via DVI. But I am struggling to find anything PC-based that comes near the mini mac.