Hey guys! It's my first post and I was hoping to get insight on computer tech specs and what would be suffice for my intended use. I'm aware that though a Mac Pro would ultimately be the best option, and a new Macbook Pro would be the next choice, I'm burdened by a small budget since I'm a fresh college graduate. I'm currently using a Macbook Pro 13 inch (April 2010) 2.4 ghz dual core with 4gb of RAM. Seeing as though It's only 3 years old, the hardware seems to be ancient in today's world and it's no longer able to handle the workload I throw at it. The main programs I use are Photoshop CS6, Capture One 7.1, Zbrush 4, and Blender. I shoot tethered to a Medium Format Digital back and work with extensive mulit-layered files sizes as large as 3gigs in Photoshop. The main reason I look towards the MBA 11 inch is primarily because of my on-the-go lifestyle. I can see the battery life, improved graphics and thunderbolt being a benefit when it comes to shooting tethered on the field and the SSD would be a step up. I have a basic understanding on this machine's limitations but get confused with CPU chipsets/clock speeds/turbo boost/etc when trying to compare the new MBA 2013 release with my current machine. I will also note that if I do pick up one of these little guys, I intend to go with the 1.7ghz i7 processor with 8gigs of RAM. I guess my main concerns is, will this be a significant upgrade from my current Macbook Pro setup and will it be able to handle my workload? Sorry for the long-winded post and questions! Thanks!