baseline = cheapest version.
Haven't listened to the 2011, so couldn't compare. All in all, the 2012 is pretty quiet, especially if it's sitting next to a TV 6ft or more away.
If Intel's Haswell intro schedule is similar to IVB, and Apple's Mac intro's follow the same gameplan this year as last, you won't see 2013 Mac Mini's until November. That said, Haswell's IGP should kick some butt.
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