Yup I would rather have the option of being portable when ever I need to. I will also be picking up a 27" thunderbolt display to have the best of both worlds. My only concern is will the the base model 13" macbook pro be able to handle video editing with screenflow and sometimes final cut pro? I tried one out the other day and there was a little lag when editing and the fans where pretty loud. So this is what I plan on doing and I would like to hear your thoughts on this situation. Big thanks in advanced for the help.