Upgraded Mac Mini powerful enough for Photoshop & downloading large image files?

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Upgraded Mac Mini powerful enough for Photoshop & downloading large image files?
11 months ago

I need to replace my old MacBook Pro which is now old and running too slowly for my purposes. It's currently hooked up to an external monitor (an Eizo) and this is a good set-up for me.

When I went to the Apple store one of the "Experts" there suggested the Mac Mini instead of a new Macbook Pro since I already have a monitor.  It would save me a lot of money. But although he was quite knowledgeable, he's not a photographer running Photoshop, Lightroom, and downloading large quantities of large image files, so I wonder if the following set up he suggested will really be powerful enough for me:

His suggested Mac Mini set up:

2.3 GHz quad-core Intel i7

1TB HD

Upgraded with a Crucial 16 GB Memory Kit

Any input would be very helpful.  Thanks!

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