I bought in july and have the base model 13" MBP with only the ram upgraded to 8gb so i am new to Macs and of course understand that, YES, a MBP can run a thunderbolt display. Was just wondering whether or not the ATD will put alot of stress on my Macbook Pro. It has the integrated graphics so not sure how much harder it would have to work to support the 27" ATD and if that will decrease its life span or if it will be completely fine. Also, i know there are rumors that the ATD may be refreshed come October so if i decide to wait it out, will my 13" MBP be able to run the newer model fine as well? I used the search tool but could only find threads with people using 15" or 17" MBP's.