For work I used AutoCAD 2012 on Windows 7. Typically AutoCAD uses up to 15% of my 1 year old i7 pc's cpu and 4 gb of memory. I know that AutoDesk has released AutoCAD for Mac but since it is not 100% equal to the windows version I need to stick with the windows version under Bootcamp. I use AutoCAD for strictly 2D work. I do landscape irrigation design, so 3D is not needed. We do deal with large files with some files having 50+ xrefs. I'm looking for a computer which is able to do light AutoCAD work, but when I use it is able to meet all my needs. I will use this computer maybe once a week to do half a days CAD work, when I get back from meetings and don't want to drive down to the office. I was originally planning on a 27" Imac but I think it is overkill for me. I have an old G5 Power Mac with a 20" ACD. I can use my existing 20" ACD with the Mac mini, which I like because it is a matte display. When the 2011 Mac mini's came out they peaked my interest. When the Mac mini isn't being used for AutoCAD, it will be used mainly as a server and HTPC. I was planning on buying the $799 Mac Mini and upgrading separately with a 120 GB SSD, 1 TB HD, and 8GB memory. Would the dedicated graphics card be worth it for 2D CAD? Or could I upgrade to the i7 Server (that would increase my Handbrake rips) but also be able to handle 2D CAD? Thanks in advance!