Originally Posted by PP Mguire
How much Photoshop are we talking here? It's a toss up because the i5 is a dual core but comes with an SSD which can impact productive performance as much as having the extra 2 cores from the i7.
The photoshop is mainly for my younger sister's jr. high work, so I'm assuming basic photo editing.
edit - I'm open to non-small form desktops as well. These things just caught my eye, but if I have to sacrifice a significant decline in lifespan and increase in cost then I'd opt out to regular sized towers.