I presently have Logic Pro 9 on a mid-2010 13" MacBook. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 320M 256 MB. I've just begun delving into Logic Pro 9. Ten, fifteen months from now I want to know Logic Pro like the back of my hand. I'm focusing on a new Mac Mini, with its Intel HD 4000 graphics card as the machine I will further immerse my learning of Logic Pro 9 with. My concern is, in the future, I will be delving into some unknown thing in LP that the Mini's graphic card isn't capable of fully exploiting. The base model iMac's have a different processor. I presently have an external Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 display with the MacBook. I really don't need another display. But if the graphics of an iMac is "better" able to function more capacity within LP 9, I'd consider purchasing an iMac. And then there is a refurbished Mac Pro. But a graphic card on a Mac Pro is from the year 2010. Is the graphic card on the Mac Pro as capable, or more capable to enable all that I may encounter while learning LP 9 as the Mac Mini's Intel HD 4000 card? A Mac Mini I'm considering will be factory shipped, with 16 GB, a 256 GB SSD, and the LaCie 1TB 3 USB/Thunderbolt external, all for a little over $2000. A refurbished Mac Pro is $1900, and has me thinking of spending another $1000 over the course of time to configure things. I'm inclined towards the Mac Mini. I want the better graphics card though, to bring out LP 9 capacity with whatever I may find and encounter while learning in the future. Why the graphics card on the Mac Mini would be sub par compared to another model's graphic card would give me pause for thought. As my thoughts are now, the Mac Mini will be the winner. Thoughts on this are welcomed.