Hi, I am a looking to switch from PC to Mac. At present I am faced with the dilemma of whether to purchase a two mac setup. Tradtionally I have been a desktop and a laptop person. In undergrad that is what I had and now that I am in gradschool(and working full time) I find myself both at my desk and in class. Since my desktop is about to die ( 7 years old), this is going to be a decision that happens soon. What I am contemplating is the following set up rMBP 15" - i7 (2.7ghz) - 256GB SSD - 16GB Ram +Mac mini - i7(2.6 ghz) - 1TB HDD+ 256GB SSD (installed by certified tech) - 4GB Ram (upgraded post purchase to 16GB + Apple's Georgous display (I have a left over monitor I will daisy chain at the end) + Superdrive & some external storage. I am also a photographer so I run photoshop and lightroom, but I have heard that the mac mini would be smoked by the rmbp. To complicate matters I need to run windows in parallel so that I have access to MS Access, ESRI's ArcGIS mapping software, and some coporate apps for work when I telework. So what should I do. I have play around with the idea of getting the bigger SSD on the rmbp and dropping the mac mini, but I love having computer redundency and have a boat load of data so regardless something is going to be left on my desktop. In an ideal world I would have the option of picking a MacPro, but they are so out of date now that I don't want to invest in that. Any advice you provide would be most welcome.