I'm looking to buy a mac and run Parallels to run SQL Server 2008 and other database tools. I prefer a mac because of time machine backup and can bring back stuff without reinstalling all the software and settings. My options are: 1. 2012 quad core mac mini. Use screen sharing to work on it via my MBA. 2. 2014 dual core mac mini. Not sure how good this option is compared to 2012. 3. 15" rMBP 256/16. Please let me know from your experience which will be the best option for me. The mac can also double up as a media server but the main purpose of this purchase is for the one I stated above.