So I finally feel the need to upgrade from my Late 2008 15" MBP, 2,53 C2D, 8GB RAM that I have been very happy with for the last four years. I mainly use Pro Tools and occasionally Sequoia. The mid Mac Mini with the i7 2,6 seems to be the choice to go for. I would add an SSD as a second drive with a kit like the one by iFixit and 8, maybe 16 GB of RAM. iMacs are no real option, because I already have an external screen and I am very afraid of the lack of user serviceability. Also the i5 CPUs bother me a little, even if they come as desktop models instead of the laptop models the Mac Minis come with (is that correct anyway? And would there be a difference performance wise?). And of course there is the money issue - the Mac Mini would be approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the price of the iMac I would otherwise go for. I would keep my laptop for mobile recording. It still is perfectly fine for that purpose, so a new MBP also doesn't seem to be the right choice in terms of economy. The main concern I have would be heat issues. My Mixes can get quite packed with plugins that need a lot of CPU power - 2 to 5 instances of Drumagog are normal, as well as 2 or 3 reverb plugins and same ammount of Melodyne plugins. Next to the normal use of EQ and dynamics, obviously. I realize my old MBP can get quite hot and the fans go up to maximum speed quite regularly when under this sort of CPU load, so what should I be expecting from a Mac Mini? Any thoughts are very welcome! Thanks!