Hi guys As a lot of other people i'm uncertain which mac to pick. I would go for a i7 no matter what. The mini would be used for smaller browser tasks, encoding with handbrake, but only 1 movie at a time, editing photos from family vacations in photoshop and some microsoft word/excel. The mini should be connected to my Apple tb display. I already have an old mac mini 2009, which I use for medie center(plex) and that still runs fine. I thought about swapping them around, but since the old one still runs fine and have no problems playing my stuff why swap. This mini also provides iTunes access for my two ATV3 Since the memory is soldered on the new mini i'd go for 16gb should I choose that one. I currently run most machines with wifi-ac, so it would be nice to continue to do so. The 2012 don't have wifi-ac but could get it with a dongle but I don't know if I really would get the speed of wifi-ac through a dongle? Regardsless of choice both machines would receive an extra SSD to ensure speed. Would I be better off with the old 2012 mini with an i7 or the new one with an i7. regards.