Hello, how are you? I need your help here. I want to buy a mini. I currently have two options: Option 1 is buy a 2012 2.3 i7 Mini and upgrade the RAM and install a SSD. This would be: - 2012 i7 2.3 Mini - Kingston HyperX Impact 16gb CL9 1600MHZ RAM Kit - Samsung 840 EVO 500GB This would set me back around 1000 Euros for the full kit. Option 2 is to buy a 2014 with the following specs: - 2.6 Dual core i5 - 16gb of ram - 256GB PCIe SSD This would set me back around 900. So, to get the 2012 with upgrades it would cost 100 more. I would get a quad-core that scores around 11000 in geek bench and a bigger SSD, although it would be SATA 3. The 2014 comes with a dual core that only scores around 6500 in geek bench. Big difference... But it comes with PCI SSD and faster graphics. The Iris is supposed to be a big step up from the ageing HD4000... All in all, I don't know what to do... I would use the machine for general web-browsing, email, some iWork and then some photography, with lightroom and photoshop. I work with 16mpx raw files from my fuji X camera. I already own a monitor, magic mouse and apple keyboard. I guess what I am mostly asking is if the i7 quad of the 2012 is that much better outside the geek bench aspect and if it is worth it for me? Thanks for helping out. Cheers!