I need a bit of help with some buying advice, and I figured I would turn to my favorite Mac forums. If anyone could offer some insight here, I would be very grateful. Currently, my Mac system consists of a sole 13" MacBook Pro from late 2010. It's been a workhorse laptop for me, and I love it. However, last August I started producing a video show that runs once a week, and I've been using the laptop to edit it on, using Final Cut Pro 7. Surprisingly, it's been fairly robust, but at times it does chug through an edit. Usually when I'm on the laptop and not editing the show, I'm writing, surfing the web, using Photoshop for simple photo edits, and editing simple audio. However, I just received an offer to write video game reviews for the Mac (I write video game reviews for console games and PCs), and that combined with the video editing has me looking at a new computer. I had been just about set to purchase this Mac Mini through a friend with an Apple Employee discount: 2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM (I would upgrade this on my own to 8 or 16GB) 1TB Fusion Drive $1149 - before discount However, I was reading today about the Mac Mini from 2011 with the AMD Radeon graphics card in it and was wondering if I should go that route instead: 2.7GHz dual-core Intel Core i7 8GB memory 750GB hard drive AMD Radeon HD 6630M $699 - refurbished I understand that it has better graphic performance than the newer Mac Mini, but is it enough to make a huge difference? Would I notice a sizable difference between the machines when playing games? When editing video in Final Cut? Price is somewhat of a factor, as I wanted to keep the purchase as close to $1000 as possible. Otherwise I'd buy a powerhouse Mac Pro. Also, I know the rumor is that Haswell is possibly coming to the Mac Mini, but I really can't wait right now. Although I could possibly purchase the $699 2011 Mac Mini now and maybe upgrade to the Haswell Mac Mini later this year if it materializes by selling the 2011. Any advice? I already have a nice display that is ready to use, and an external keyboard, which was another reason I found the Mini attractive. But I would sincerely appreciate any input here. Much thanks!