I have an early 2008 Macbook that I updated with an 80gb Intel X-25M SSD and 4GB of RAM. It's a 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo. I'm interested in possibly getting a customized Mac Mini from Ebay with an i5, 8GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive. Would I see worse/same/better performance than I currently have with my Macbook? I'm currently able to run Photoshop/Illustrator/Final Cut decently well on my laptop, but I was thinking I might see a small boost in performance with an i5. A Mac Mini is really the only thing within my budget right now. Thanks guys! PS. Without removing the optical drive is there any way to install my SSD as a boot/application drive? I'm guessing there isn't enough room.