Hello. I am new to the forum (old guy) and have been doing (and building) pc's since the 80's. I am going over to mac's and and definitely will get a macbook pro (waiting for some money that is coming). I am really considering getting the base 15" mbp and a Thunderbolt 27" display and just using the mbp as laptop and desktop. I know this is by no means even a relatively new idea, jus tcrious of opinions from anyone doing the same thing. Maybe a dock like this. http://www.amazon.com/Twelve-South-...8&qid=1342819847&sr=8-3&keywords=macbook+dock Later on a mac mini.