Hello! I'm looking for some advice (and confirmation?) please as to whether the Mini is doable for the stuff I'll be putting it through. I've done some searches and it seems it's spiffy enough for Photoshop CS6 work, however what I've read seems mostly geared towards photo editing and such. What I'd like to know is if this is the same for digital art... as in digital painting, drawing, lots of brush work, working with layers, filters, and so on? Or is that a different ballpark altogether? I also make high-res brushes and draw stuff for print. Other than digital art on Photoshop, I sometimes do general graphic design/vector work on Illustrator. I use Sketchbook occasionally, and I may look into using Manga Studio or other drawing apps in the future as well. Other than this, I usually have (at the very least) my browser open with quite a bit of tabs, FTP for web stuff, and Mail running as well. So, my question is, will the Mini be able to handle this smoothly? If so, which one should I be getting? Will there be a big difference between the i5 and i7 in my case? (If I get the i7, I'll be going with the base and not the 2.6) My budget is a bit tight so I'd like to get the most bang for my buck so to speak. I just don't know which upgrades, if any, makes a difference and which doesn't. I do plan on maxing out the ram to 16GB, but that's the only thing I know at this point. I'm not very computer hardware savvy (I only know the general basics), so benchmarks and all these specific numbers are kind of gibberish to me, to be honest. Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much! ETA: I forgot to mention that I occasionally do a bit of animated gifs, but no real video work. I don't know if this makes a difference, but I'm throwing it in anyway!