Hey folks, The title is a bit misleading because I've used Apples before for work, but never owned one. I'm sick of my windows laptops dying on me, I'm ready to buy a Mac for myself. I'm a photographer so the #1 priority: needs to run Lightroom 4 smoothly. I know already I need 8GB ram MINIMUM; on my 2.3Ghz hackintosh desktop, it barely crunches through the RAW files. I also do heavy editing with Alien Skin Exposure 4 & Nik Silver Efex Pro 2. Mac Mini seems like the perfect desktop solution (I already have a monitor, mouse, and keyboard). I could get the 2.3 or 2.5 Ghz and deck it up to 8GB. Or do I need at least an iMac? Or do I need a Mac Pro? Is it Ghz, or Graphics cards that matter? But I want portability as well. Thinking of getting a minimum, $999 Mac Air for travel (I travel a lot for work). My budget is about $2000, but willing to bend a few hundred more $ if it's worth it. To sum up: - Needs to run lightroom SMOOTHLY! Can't emphasise this enough. I can tolerate a little lag, but anything more than a 5 second "processing" sign could be a problem. - That said, it doesn't need to do more than that. I won't be playing any games, for example. - 1 portable option is needed. Could be Mac Air souped out, Macbook Pro, or a combination of Mac Air and a desktop. - Smaller the better. My ideal set-up would be a Mac Mini + Mac Air, but you tell me if that works or not. Thanks! Let the debates begin!