Hello, Today I was looking at laptops. This is a no ending road towards a decision... As much as I like the specs of a Mac Mini or iMac, the whole being tied up to a desk is just not for me I guess... I was thinking about a 2.6 1tb fusion-drive Mac-mini and then probably a 24 inch monitor. Add the mouse and keyboard, and it is quite a hefty price tag... So today I was looking at laptops... I can get a new 2013 1.7 i7 13 inch 8gb 128gb Macbook air for a good price. It has a 13 inch screen, but the workspace of the 1440x900 resolution might not be bad for working. With the money I save from the monitor I can get a Lacie 2big Thunderbolt 4tb to use as a library / work drive. SInce the Lacie is raid0, I already have two usb3 2.5 inch hdds for redundant backup. The other option is a 2.5 i5 retina 13 with 8gb and 128ssb. For use with the lacie also. The retina is equivalent to 1280x800 or it can interpolate as far as 1650-10xx... But will the GPU keep up for photo work? What do you think of these options? Because budget would be limiting, I would use the built-in monitors at first, calibrated with a spyder 4 pro. In the future, if I felt the need, I could add a thunderbolt display, but never before 6 months time... DO you use to work with laptop screens? How do you feel? Thank you for your help. Cheers!