Hello, I am seeking advise to replace my current Mac Pro early 2008: - 2.8 Quad-Core - 10GB memory - ATI 5770 1024MB graphic card. - 1 TB boot disk (600MB available) Attached to this is: - 1 internal HDD 1TB for secondary storage use. - 4 bay Drobo (firewire 800) for archiving. - OWC 1TB Mercury Elite (firewire 400 and USB) for Time Machine Software use: - Photoshop with sometimes (once a month average) files >1GB - Lightroom - CS6 Suite - Email open, Safari open, iMessage open, Skype open, RSS reader open, and 3 more smaller apps open. I don't want an iMac because I do have a good monitor and don't want to downgrade to a glossy screen. On the benchmark scores the 2012 Mac Mini is significantly faster. But I am a noob in these things and not sure how to 'read' those numbers. The 2012 Mac Mini appeals to me because of the form factor, the supposed computing power and the price! I am willing to stuff the mini with 16GB memory and to use Fusion drive (or something else?). It is important that the new set up is somewhat speedier (the more the better of course). Like >15% at least. Would a 2012 Mac Mini do this for me? Or would it be better to stick with a refurbished Mac Pro? Thanks for the input!