Hello, I'm looking to buy a laptop as a second computer to become more mobile. First I always thought an iPad could do the trick but it turns out iPads are not really productive devices, they are great for hanging on the sofa and browse the web for 2 hours in Safari but writing code, Dropbox integration BT keyboards and iOS it's just not a pretty touch workflow at all. My main computer is a Mac mini 2014, 2.6GHz and 16GB RAM. This computer was bought because I don't want to spend thousands of dollars on Apple gear anymore. I don't like Apple as much as I did in 2007 anymore, they have become too cool for me I guess. This fairly basic mini holds an hold slow HD and it's perfectly fine. I don't mind a reboot time of 2 minutes. Everything I do on this computer works just fine. Now I would like to buy a laptop on the side but I'm lost. I could buy a 13" MacBook Air which isn't my first choice as I will use this Air probably 70% on my lap. This means the Air wouldn't get rid of the heat and will die eventually. I owned a first gen. Air and it was drama all the way so Airs are already poisoned in my opinion. I could buy a 13" MacBook Pro and own a computer on the side that will outperform my mini big time, it's so overkill and costs so much more money too. Last, the new 12" MacBook, it's so pretty design wise but it's also a first generation product. I have my doubts about the 1.1GHz engine running things. Difficult to get a good understanding of how much power it holds and what it can do. For example I would nobody advise to buy the 1.6GHz iMac or 1.4GHz Mac mini because the engine is just so basic, that same feeling I have when it comes to this new MacBook. The keyboard, the same, it's so different, I probably get used to the keypressing but the arrow UP and DOWN keys are plain ugly, I use those key a lot and I mean a lot a lot to navigate around. On the flip side I can use it on my lap all the time because it has no fan openings I could close with my cloths. So my question is mainly how much performance does this computer have and also towards the future. Will it last 4 or 5 years. I don't use heavy software at all, this is what I use most during the day. - Dropbox ( king ) - Sketch 3 ( Mac mini mainly ) - Affinity Photo ( Mac mini mainly ) - Affinity Designer ( Mac mini mainly ) - Pixelmator ( just cropping and scaling images both computers ) - MAMP ( pain is the * software, both computers ) - CodeKit ( both computers ) - Coda ( both computers ) - Unibox ( both computers ) - Safari ( both computers ) - 1Password ( both computers ) As you can see, no heavy loads. Dropbox is probably most active because I have my entire computer HD inside Dropbox. At every file save it syncs a little bit but at my Mac mini this isn't an issue at all. MAMP is the most close to 'sloppy' software from that list but there is no other basic option at this time. Everything design I will keep doing on my mini when I'm at home. The MacBook will probably only for writing web code, and cropping an image here and there with good old Pixelmator.