I'm looking into getting a Mac Mini. I don't want an iMac because I want two monitors and can't afford to spend an extra grand on a monitor (and I need to have the monitors uniform because of aesthetics and I'm a little neurotic like that). The Mac Pro is way more than I need. I'm looking at the 1TB Mac Mini, upgraded to i7 and 16gb RAM, and am deciding between the 1TB HD or the 1TB Fusion. Do I really need the Fusion? Here is what I'll be using my computer for... I work in Web content management, so occasionally I'll be working from home, working primarily through Chrome, logged into our CMS, via VPN (Cisco AnyConnect) to my business's network, and I usually also have Adobe Dreamweaver open for more efficient code editing. I also write creatively. I use Microsoft Word, sometimes I use the desktop version and sometimes I just use 0365. I also write technical documents, very infrequently, using Adobe InDesign. Photography is a hobby, but not a career, so I have occasional bouts of photo editing and manipulation sessions using Adobe PS, Lightroom, Affinity Photo, and a Wacom tablet. I store the majority of my photos on an external HD and keep only the current projects on my Mac. I am currently using a mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13" with i7, 750GB hard drive, and 8GB RAM. I don't intend to get rid of this computer, but would like to keep it "on call," if you will. I typically prefer a desktop setup, particularly with dual monitors, but I'll keep the Macbook as a portable option to use when needed. Also, I don't want to rely too heavily on my Macbook anymore as it's a few years old and I've had to wipe it and reinstall OSX multiple times after installing Parallels a few years ago since I needed to run a Windows program for ONE THING (dang it) and it apparently corrupted something deep in my drive. The Macbook crashes basically every time I upgrade to whatever new OSX is released. So, with all of that in mind, do I really need the Fusion drive or would the standard 1TB drive be sufficient (with the 16gb RAM and i7 core)? Or should I reconsider the Mac Mini altogether and just replace my MBpro with a new 15", buy two monitors and dock them together with http://hengedocks.com/products/vertical-dock-macbook-pro-retina? I appreciate any input. Thanks!