I anticipated that the new retina-macbook pro would come with at least a quad-core processor, but thats clearly not the case this time. I'm so because I've waited since april and got my hopes up for the june-event, then september and now this event. But I really need to get me a new desktop or mobile workstation now, mainly for music production, I don't really use anything power-sufficient except Logic + Vst's and illustrator. The mac mini quad-core i7 with maxed out ram and 256 gb ssd seems pretty neat but I've never tried a mini so I've no idea how it handles big projects with a lot of third party vst. Would love a retina 15 or a mac pro but that's just to priset for me right now, and 15" is almost too big for a laptop. When I had my 2009 macbook pro 15" I never took it with me because of its weight and size. The only reason I'm considering a laptop is for university... Some say they really can't be without a laptop in school and some say they are fine with just iPad. Maybe considering a desktop and then a ipad mini. Would love some advice from somebody working with audio or music production.