I'm thinking that the Macbook Pro is the one, but I'm posting the here since I'm not totally familiar with the 12" MacBook. I tried the 13" MBA with 4GB and took it back, the 4GB just didn't cut it. Currently: Mid-2007 20" iMac with C2Duo 2.4GHz, 6GB RAM, 5400 RPM drive. Looking for a notebook I can carry around on occasion, both around the apt and to the gf's place or whatever. Key applications: 1) Surfing the net and email 2) GarageBand 3) Writing 4) Photo editing (Lightroom) None of these are in a professional capacity. HDMI is a "nice to have" too. Whatever I get, I plan on keeping for 3-4 years. I tried the MBA 13" and the 4GB was a killer. I was super fast but 4GB wasn't enough headroom for email, a bunch of tabs, and anything else. I could live with it if I was quite stringent and about closing apps and then opening them again if I needed to, but I'd rather just get something that is a bit more capable. Given my 3-4 year target, 4GB isn't going to cut it I suspect. I think the 256/8 MBPro would do the trick. That's CAD$1,799 right now. The second option is the 256/8 1.1GHz 12" MB. That's CAD$1,549. But then I figure I need another $100 or so for a dock and accessories? Whereas the MBPro is going to give me the USB ports I need already. From what I understand, that Macbook USB-C port is for charging too, so I cannot charge and plug in the iRig at the same time without a dock? Skylake MB with an extra port would have made things much more difficult, but it seems like the MBPro is the winner? A good sale on the 12" Macbook might also have made it a more difficult decision. Any terrible flaws in my logic?