Imac or mac mini for my workz.

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I'm a comic illustrator. I mostly work on Indesign , Photoshop , illustrator
dont care much about the screen since I use my old Imac for 6 years (Imac 2008 - Leopard 10.5.8) and the screen having yellow tint issue but it still fine to me. Anyway softwares couldnt update for long time. I decided to buy new one but cant make a decision yet.

Im considering Imac 21.5 Inch
2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i5
Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz
8GB (two 4GB) memory
1TB hard drive1
Intel Iris Pro Graphics
1299$

and Mac mini
2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
4GB memory
500GB hard drive1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
OS X Mavericks
599$

and Mac mini
2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7
4GB memory
1TB hard drive1
Intel HD Graphics 4000
OS X Mavericks
799$

I have Mac keyboard and mouse already, also wacom tablet and External harddisk but I dont have hdmi screen.

please suggest, which option I should choose?
 

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…don't care much about the screen...

Ok…we know that the screen/display is not important…but what is important to you in a new computer?

There's a fairly big price difference between the choices…so knowing what's important to you may help with suggestions.:)

- Nick
 
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4GB of memory in Mavericks is not really enough. Suggest getting 8GB minimum. My choice would be the iMac with iris.
 
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Ok…we know that the screen/display is not important…but what is important to you in a new computer?

There's a fairly big price difference between the choices…so knowing what's important to you may help with suggestions.:)

- Nick

Thank you for asking me this question. I never ask myself before too.
I guess I want something tough enough to be with me in long term using.
I use my old Desktop for 6-7 years without any problem
and wish I could have something like that.

Ps* sorry for my English. Im not native speaker.
 
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Your English is great, but as both an illustrator and someone who is looking to future-proof their investment, I would have thought you'd be looking at the 27" iMac.
 

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