The PDF I read states supported CPU's as ..
Intel i5-450M 2.40GHz
Intel i3-370M processor 2.40GHz
Intel i3-350M processor 2.26GHz
Intel Pentium Dual Core P6000 1.86GHz
thanks! i can pick up an i5-540m for about $50, and it seems like the 2.53ghz-3.066ghz("Turbo Boost") clock speed would offer a significant increase in performance for minimal dollars. I've already got 8GB of ram and an SSD, dont know how else i can make it run any better without worrying about heat.
FYI: i'm not cheap, i'm just trying to make this thing last as long as possible, hoping one day someone will make a computer case as nice as a Mac Mini or at least figure out how to put a PC motherboard in one lol