In his review of the soon-to-be-released iPod Mini, Mercury News columnist Mike Langberg has a lot of good to say about the new portable MP3 player, except for the price. “I don’t yet own a portable hard-disk music player,” writes Langberg, “although I’m seriously contemplating a purchase this year. But it won’t be the Mini; at the moment, I’m leaning toward the 15-gigabyte iPod.” The iPod Mini is expected to be available on February 20th.