Background - I have a excellent monster of a PC. My main machine, great for everything. Mainly used for maxed out gaming, photo/video editing, and browsing/multi tasking. I use 3 screens so if its an intensive consumption session I have an extreme amount of information running. Needs - -portability, With a new baby on the way I don't think most of my photo editing will be done in the office. -moderate power, need to be able to browse, run lightroom, photoshop for minor things, media consumption -comfort, tried the SP3, found it uncomfortable on my lap in any situation and was hard for me to get use to. Performance was fine for my needs; seem to run lightroom and photoshop just fine. -Small, need this to replace both a need for another laptop and a Ipad. I have a 6+ I use and my ipad has become all but worthless, to slow to do much at this point. I find I either reach for the 11" air I have or the 6+. Wrap-Up - I like the foot print of the macbook. I just am worried about its limitations. I believe it would replace both an ipad and a laptop because of how small it is. Also would replace the need for a more powerful laptop as it is not my main machine. A 13" MBP seems like it would be to much to be used as much as the rMB in terms of weight and travel concerns. I believe with the new baby most of my browsing and lightroom use will be on my lap unless doing a large editing session. What are your thoughts? Considering 1.3Ghz/512GB.