I am halfway through my Computer Engineering degree. I work mostly with Eclipse, Xcode, Parallels (Windows 7), Firefox and iWork. I do occasional editing in Lightroom, for fun. I have a mid 2009 13" MBP (2.53 C2D, 4GB RAM). This computer is working perfectly but believe that I could benefit from the performance gains of a new Mac. With a budget of around $2000 I have two options for my purchase: 1) Mac Mini Server (2.0 Quad Core i7) $1855 750GB 7200rpm HDD 256GB SSD 16GB RAM (Upgrade from OWC) 24" Dell U2412M Monitor (Bought a month ago) With this option I would keep my MBP for ocassionally taking it to campus and when I travel. It would be replaced by a 11" MBA when it cannot take any more. 2)Macbook Pro 15" (2.2 Quad Core i7) $2200 High Resolution, Anti Glare Screen 8GB RAM 500GB 5400rpm HDD With this option I would sell my 13" MBP. I could use (when at my apartment) the 15" MBP screen together with the 24" Dell monitor. What suggestions do you have for these options? Thanks for your help making this decision.