I have a 2009 MacPro with the 2.93 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon and 18Gb ram (I know, strange but that is what I have). I use to use it for video editing and I still use it for Aperture and more recently I've been using Photoshop. Other than that it surfs the web when my family is on. I am thinking of reducing my footprint in my office and was looking at the Late 2012 Mac Mini with i7 Quad Core 2.6 or 2.3 GHz and 16gb ram. I can still sell the Older MacPro locally for more than the Mini. All my digital files are on external drives and that is how I've been running them on Aperture anyway. Is this a foolish move to think the mini will be comparable to the older, but still stable, '09 MacPro? I've not used a mini for a long time and it was only in my Youth Group room to run powerpoint and video's to the projector. Pros and Cons please.