$799 worth of computer

No, we're not talking about the latest Mac mini, retailing for $799 and featuring Intel's i3-8100 (8074 average CPU mark), a paltry 8GB RAM and an embarrassing 128GB SSD.

It's actually possible to build a computer with better specs and passively cooled. Start with Akasa Euler TX, Intel's 35W i5-8400T (9659 average CPU mark), ASUS Thin mini ITX PRIME H310T motherboard, this FSP power adapter, 16GB of Crucial DDR4 2400 memory, and a reliable 1TB Samsung 860 EVO SSD.

Is it less sexy than Apple's offering? Absolutely. It's also more powerful, less proprietary, more easily upgradable and repairable, more flexible OS-wise. Choose freedom.