Just as many of you thought the Mac mini would die off in favor of a new class of consumer Macs, the rumor mill starts up again. AppleInsider is reporting that the Mac mini may receive an upgrade -- and fairly soon, too.
According to AppleInsider, the Mac mini may receive the following upgrades:
45-nanometer Core 2 Duo mobile chips starting at 2.1Ghz
800MHz front-side bus
Stepped-up Intel graphics processor (comparable to the one in the consumer MacBook)
AppleInsider remains speculative on a release date, but they're sure of the forthcoming upgrade. They go on to say that "Penryn-3M-based systems reportedly remained within the engineering build stage as of mid-month."