I know this is sort of silly question but Ive searched and haven't had much luck finding comparisons. I currently have a late 2013 rMBP 15 inch base model. I am in the market for a desktop but being as I already have an ATD and another monitor I am not looking for an iMac. I also would prefer not to have a laptop that outperforms my desktop. So does say a base model i7 mac mini with perhaps an upgraded SSD and some extra RAM stack up or is this just a colossal waste of money. I would buy the mini refurbished or used and do the upgrades myself. I do some video editing here and there. I would certainly wait if we had any inkling that something new was coming soon but I sort of need it by end of August so looking for options. Would if I could get a nMP but that doesn't seem to be worth my money for what I do although I'm sure its capacity would last me plenty in the long run given my uses.