Hey all, I've been doing some lurking and researching and I'm a bit stuck. I currently own a mid-2010 21.5" imac and do some averagely intensive audio work with it. Occasionally I've found myself having to limit my projects because I've been running too many plugins and whatnot and its putting too much strain on the CPU, it does happen all too often, but enough to be an annoyance. I have someone willing to pay £700 for my imac (lucky me) and figured with those funds I could get the base model mac mini plus accessories and still be upgrading to a faster machine. I was content with this until I came across one of the latest rMBP's on gumtree for a staggering £600. Obviously this is an absolute steal, it has a 256gb ssd, the quad core i7 and 8gb of RAM; clearly far superior than the mini I was planning on getting. My dilema is that I am most comfortable with a desktop setup, the extra usb ports in the mini are also necessary for me as I use multiple controllers for my production. My question isn't which one is better, obviously the rMBP is the clear winner spec wise. My question is will the Mac Mini suffice for my needs, I'm in no way a top-level producer, but I do run some CPU intensive plugins like Nexus and would just like less drop-outs. Will the mini be powerful enough?