So, I'm going to be replacing my main home computer with either a rMBP 15 or a 2012 Quad core mini I just ordered from Apple (If I decide to go rMBP 15 I'll just sell the mini). My home computer is used mostly as an entertainment station (movies, very light gaming, lot's of videos running next to work items on an external monitor while I pretend to get stuff done in excel and a few stat programs), as well as a light work station. I usually like to go with a desktop for everyday home use, and a Macbook Air for on the go/school note taking, but I'm contemplating getting a rMBP 15 high end as a home system to be paired with the new 12 air when it's released. I've heard of some heat issues with the rMBP 15, especially when used for long periods of time. I'm wondering what you guys think of extended use of the rMBP as a desktop basically vs. just going the mini route. Can the rMBP handle running all day, every day? The Mini I ordered was the refurb quad core i7, I was going to get a new SSD and ram for it, but since the extra cash isn't really a huge issue was considering getting the MBP instead. Also, would the dedicated graphics card be much of an advantage to someone who just runs movies and multiple programs in different windows? I'd want at least a 512 SSD, so it seems like the high end option is the better value. Thanks for any advice.