I'm interested in a small, quiet computer and had been waiting for the new Mac Mini, but to me it's a pretty disappointing release. I want to use two 2560x1440 monitors, so the 2012 Mac Mini doesn't fit my needs. I've seen a late 2013 Macbook Pro Retina 13" on sale for around the same price as the 2014 Mac Mini and the Macbook is looking like a more tempting option. While I don't need a laptop often, it would be a nice thing to have when I do a bit of travelling. Most of the time though, it would stay by my desk, plugged into the external monitors, and effectively being used like a Mac Mini with a built in screen. My main concern with this idea is the noise level of the Macbook. I would sometimes be using it for Photoshop and other tasks that tax the CPU, and a lot of laptops run hot and loud under load. While my room isn't silent (it would be running near a desktop PC and a HDD TV recorder with its own fan), I don't really want to add to the noise level significantly, especially if it's the annoyingly high pitched sound some laptops make. Pretty much everyone agrees that the Mac Mini is nice and quiet, but I've read conflicting things about the Macbook Pro's noise level. Do you think the Macbook Pro 2013 would be too noisy for my needs? Can you see any other problems with what I'm planning to do with it? Thanks.