Hey guys, I'm in a dilemma here - I'm a fashion photographer and I travel for 5-6 times out of year - each time minimum of 10-14 days. Typically while traveling I would edit 3-5 of those days using CS6 + Bridge and maybe running a while background apps like Safari and iTunes. When I'm not traveling out of the city I'm still taking my laptop on locations every time I shoot to review images and do light editing. Dragging my 17" MBP & a 24" Cinema Display around is beginning to be too much so I'm looking to sell it and go to a new setup. This is what I'm contemplating. 15" Retina MBP Base + 16gb ram option + 27" TBD = $3400 or 13" MBA + 8 GB RAM ($1300) + wait for new iMac in a few months ($1700) = $3000 I'm wondering if the 13" MBA would give me enough editing power on-the-go. At the rate I'm traveling I would be editing 3-5 days every other month it seems. I shoot with a D800 in RAW so the file size is heavier. I have contemplated on getting a 15" MBP and using my current 24" cinema display and waiting til next year to get an iMac as another option. What I want is the best balance between carrying a laptop around + having enough power to do what I need. I wouldn't edit a ton of stuff on a laptop screen (even if it's retina) - I need a giant monitor with good color reproduction for grading anyways.