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Mac Specs: 4GB Mac Mini 2012, 13" MBA, 15" MacBook Pro OSX 10.7, 32 GB iPhone 3GS, iPad2 64gb 3G

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I am definitely not arguing the iMac isn't faster than the Mini, but I don't think Photoshop, Lightroom or Aperture hit the graphics all that hard. Stick an SSD in the Mini and I doubt for the kind of usage the OP has described he will ever see the difference.

My reason for going Mac Mini, comes down to this: Compare the 2012 Mini to the 2008 iMac and then consider in 4 years, when it is time to upgrade, all the OP will have to buy is a new Mini or possibly even a Mac Pro (assuming Apple keeps them). But, if he goes iMac he rebuys EVERYTHING.
Of, course, if he needs or will benefit from the dedicated Graphics then the iMac is better, though I would still lean toward a Mac Book Pro and Monitor instead.

I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .
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