Hi Folks, Fully time photographer here who just upgraded from a Macbook Air 2011 with 4GB Ram to Mac Mini 2012 I7 2.6 with 16GB Ram and 256 SSD. My Macbook Air was the fastest computer I'd ever owned when I got it and it has served me well the past two years. Unfortunately, the new 20+ meg files my new camera is spitting out is making my edit times extra long, so I had to upgrade. Test 1 : Render 1:1 Previews for 100 22.2MB Files Macbook Air - 14 minutes/ ~8 seconds per file Mac Mini 2012 - 6 minutes/ ~3 seconds per file Test 2 : Export 100 Raw to JPEGS 100% Quality Macbook Air - 15 minutes/ ~10 seconds per file Mac Mini 2012 - 6 minutes 12s/ ~ 4 seconds per file Basically, I've reduced my edit times by more than half so I'm really happy. Geekbench 32bit score is 11987. Not too shabby.