I know this has been asked a million times so here is one more thread. I was originally was planning on purchasing a brand new 27in imac once they went up for sale but I have been having second thoughts. I had a 2011 which I sold and i have just been using a 21.5 that my family had that I need to sell. Ive had pretty much all laptops and desktops by apple and I really love mbps. I dont really do much on my computer anymore besides the typical stuff .. email, browsing some photo editing and video editing. I dont game anymore so that is one reason why I am thinking about going with a retina laptop. One thing that always bothered me about laptops is how loud the fans get whenever you tax the system for a bit. Also is it problem if most of the time it is sitting on the desk connected to the charger? As far as space is concerned I have a 6tb tb external so I am not worried about that. I guess I dont know what I want or what I need lol. I guess I am just ranting.