My current computers are: Computer #1 2008 24" Imac 2.8 Core 2 Duo, ATI 2600 video card I can still do lightroom 3 on it but any type of video editing is impossible. Computer #2 mid 2011 13" MacAir. It has a damaged screen in bottom right hand corner but is still usable. I hate for people to view photos on it. It can do some video editing or a lil online gaming but the fans kick on high after a few minutes. Now for $1,499 I could get a refurbished 2013 27" iMac 3.2 quad, 1TB hard drive, Nvidia 755 Or a brand new 2015 13" retina macbook with the new 2.7 and the newer 256GB flash storage Now even though the 2013 iMac is two years old,,, is the iMac still faster than the 2015 rMBP? Or does the new processor combined with the new SSD negate that? 1500 is really my upper limit I can afford. Just trying to figure out which is the better way to go. Hate to spend that on two year old technology when there is newer there.