• Integrated Weight and Time based grinding
• Auto-dosing feature that converts weight to grind time, automatically, to allow precise direct grinding to portafilter.
Need more details on the weight/time based grinding, but if this can dose consistently within a couple tenths of a gram directly into the portafilter, is no taller than a Vario, and has a nice polished stainless finish to match the high end machines a lot of home baristas around here have this might be a big winner for the home (of course this is assuming it performs as well if not better than the Vario where it counts - in the cup). It's just a matter of if home users will spend $950.
For commercial use I would think the grind speed would be a question based on my Vario, but built in weight based grinding would be a huge plus as it can reduce coffee waste. I guess it needs to be seen how responsive cafes would be to Baratza grinders given that they started in the home market.
The hopper reminds me of the Breville smart grinder. Hopefully the hopper is air-tight when the lid is on and the bottom is shut to help preserve beans when not in use (come to think of it a built in vacuum sealer would be great).