I've been going through my head a scenario: - Trade my current MacBook Pro to a new Mac Mini While this may seem crazy to some, I have some reasoning about it, that'd I'd like to hear others thoughts on. First, as for the whole laptop thing, well... in my particular case this MacBook spends 95% of it time on my desk, plugged into a large 43-inch monitor. The times I do take it off the desk are only for the occasionally movie to watch or if I put my son down for a nap in the same room and need to work (I do music production on the side and this MacBook is primarily used for that). Outside of those instances, I do not carry it with me daily. A few times I have taken it with me to friends houses or when me and my wife have traveled out somewhere, but its use at those times was regulated to something an iPad can handle (of which I do not own, but am planning to recitfy that). Anyways, with that being said, I have been thinking of moving away from this MacBook and into this new Mac Mini for the purposes I use it for. Performance wise, I should gain a fair bit more power, as my current 4-core i7 can get pretty taxed when I'm running Logic Pro fully. I haven't had too many crashes, but the fan in this laptop DEFINITELY kicks up to a loud noise when I am making music. My question is... what are the Pros and Cons other see in such a switch. My thoughts: Pros: - higher performance - upgrade-able memory past 16GB - smaller footprint (its on a desk anyways) - more focused use case (I tend to like devices with a set goal/task, especially for my computers) - future expansion with e-GPU - better I/O support - 10GB ethernet (supports 1, 2.5, 5 and 10GB) Cons: - lose laptop portability - lack of travel use - necessity of additional accessories (IDK if this is really a con at all) - buying/swapping another computer and moving over data That is kind of all the thoughts I had. Because I use a laptop like a desktop, I'm more leaning towards the idea this is a win and later on buying an iPad can cover me when I travel. Any ideas?