My main computer right now is a Late 2009 MacBook that is about to die any day now. So should I buy a refurbished Late 2013 Retina MacBook Pro 13 inch, or build my own computer and install Mac OS 10 on it? I really want to get the rMBP because it's portable and I can use it at school (it's one of those iPad schools, but they allow you to use MacBooks too). But I also want to build my own computer because it's cheaper and it's more powerful. Anyways, this is what I would like to do on these computers: Make iPhone and iPad apps with Xcode Use Unreal Engine 4 to work on my video game Do school work with Pages and Keynote Light gaming, like Garry's Mod and Minecraft (I don't really care for video games, unless I'm making one) Web design with Dreamweaver Photoshop Some light video editing in Adobe Premiere So my budget is around $1200, do you think I should get a rMBP or build my own computer? I would have just build my own computer already, but I didn't want to deal with the hackintosh problems and I really want portability so I can use it at school. But I'm kind of stuck here, what do you guys think I should do?