My 17" MBP is coming up for 5 years old and beginning to show it's age. 2009 2.93 Core Duo / 8gb ram / 512 ssd I'm using it mainly for graphic design, Adobe CC (InDesign page layout + medium to heavy Photoshop work). TBH I don't necessarily need another laptop as 95% of the time it's on my desk rigged up to an Apple 24" LED display. As I see it my options are: 2013 MBP - 13" or 15" retina - improved performance to current MBP, but paying for portability and HQ screen I will rarely use. 2013 iMac - nice, but probably paying for a screen I don't really need. 2014 Mac Pro - lovely, but way too expensive. So this brings me to my final choice: 2012 Mac Mini - This would be my cheapest option and I would increase ram to 16gb and use the 512 ssd from my current MBP. I suppose my dilemma and question would be - is a Mac Mini powerful enough to use for graphic design work? On paper the specs are far better than my 5 yr old MBP but would my money be better spent on one of the other options. My upper budget is around £1600 ($2600).