Hi, I've been a longterm & happy Apple user at work. Got a 2008 MacBook for leisure. Now I'm about to go freelance. Mainly within photography & retouching. Most of the time I'll be working in Lightroom and Photoshop, with PSD files between 100-300 mb. However, I guess that about 10% of my work will involve working on rather large PSD files, with up to 50 layers and 2gb of total file size. So, I'm in the market for a new computer... MacPro: Maybe in 1-2 years, if Apple keeps the line. At the moment I just can't afford it. iMac: not an option because of the screen. Unfortunately there's no two ways about this, and so I've already decided on getting a Adobe RGB capable Eizo FlexScan. Leaves me with a MacMini... First question: What's the better option from a graphics card & processor point of view (I'll run a 21" screen): 2.0GHz quad -core i7 (Intel HD Graphics 3000)? 2.7GHz dual-core i7 (AMD Radeon HD 6630M)? Second question: Would the MacMini be an adequate machine for my needs, if I spice it up with 16gb of ram (US$300) plus 2x 128gb SSD (Crucial m4), in RAID mode. I know striped raid might be problematic for data loss, but I'd only use the internal HD for the system and swap disks. It'll only have Lightroom and Photoshop installed. All sensitive data will be on an external Firewire800/eSATA drive. All e-mail and important documents will be on my existing MacBook. Do you think this would make sense & keep me happy for 1-2 years? I mean... I don't mind waiting 1-2 minutes when I open a large PSD file, or for the occasional Liquify filter. As long as the actual retouching, and zapping through Lightroom archives can be done more or less fluently... Thanks a lot for your input on this!