I am currently using an old 2008 macbook pro (silver keys). I want to get a mac mini because I do not go to school anymore and I already have an ultrasharp Dell monitor and I don't like the glossy screen of the Imacs.
What I am afraid more is the HD4000 video card that seems to make the rmbp sluggish and stuff. Even if LR4 doesn't use GPU and CS6 uses it for some filters, I do not want to be like in 2 years with an old computer because all those programs are now GPU intensive and not CPU.
I was thinking of getting the 2.3ghz quad core i7 with 16gb of ram and the 1tb fusion drive and hook it up with my 1tb usb2 external drive (for backup) and my ultrasharp monitor.
I have also read that it is better to use two separate drives than the fusion thing because read speeds of raw files won't be that good when the ssd is full...anyone can confirm this?
Is the lack of discrete graphics that bad?