Replacing a Work Win 7 tower Liking Mac's after I got wife a 2011 MBA Just bought a lacie 1TB non SSD Thunderbolt drive I need a new work computer to also bring to home for night/weekend work so I don't steal wifes I WANT to be able to run : 2-3 VM's simul using Fusion5 (2008R2 64bit, Win8, and possibly an XP or Win7 ) I'll generally be running these direct from the thunderbolt Lacie (which has delivered a single 2008 vm just fine to fusion4 on wife's 4Gig ram MBA BTW... love thunderbolt...) I'd ALSO/ideally like to (at work) drive a Thunderbolt Display AND 2 DVI Acer 20" monitors that do 1680x1050 natively - still using the retina display (but might clamshell it at work - tbd) I want the VM's on the TBolt display with Mac Outlook on retina or TB and each 20" showing my CustomerDbase on one & my Bug/Ticket system on the other. The latter two are company grown web based user apps Not heavy duty just 2 safari's Questions/assumptions: If I really wanna be such a display whore, CAN I drive all these monitors & connect the Lacie TB without needing one of the new docks? I'd rather unplug I don't like docks. What Adapters & what do I chain to what in your opinion Please assure me that my needs DO scream 16Gig & i7 Quad... or if I was less display whoreish, If I stayed with the TB Display & just the laptop display Could I run 2 push 3 VM's on a 2012 MBA 2.6/8/512? Would I be getting crappy VM performance in MBA? I can afford the rmbp but I'm wild about the tiny 13" airs.. but I'm not dropping 2K to get less than 2 good VM's simul ya know? Thoughts without flames?