Hi there, I run a web development company with 1 colleague and a 1 day a week intern. Currently my colleague and I work on a "21.5-inch, Mid 2011 2,5 GHz i5 iMac" with an external Dell monitor. My iMac has been upgraded last year with 4Gb giving me a total of 8Gb. The last year we've been having very slow startup times. I think this has to do with the age of the HDD and the upgrades of Mac OS increasing the needed CPU power. It takes me about 6 minutes after powering on to getting started. Right now we are looking into: A: Upgrading our iMacs with SDD disks and some extra Gb of Ram B: Buying new hardware (with fusion or SDD disks) to ensure working at a proper workstation for the next 3-5 years. The new iMacs with retina are awesome and a good deal, but we don't need the retina. The non-retina models haven't been updated for a while so normally we would wait a few months for a possible upgrade of the non retina models and buy them later. The problem is that we want to do the spending by the end of the year for tax purposes. I've been looking to different setups ranging from MacBook Pro's with an additional screen (for a total of 3 screens) to mac mini's with an additional screen. The things we want for sure are: - Buy in 2014 - SSD / Fusion drive - 8 Gb ram Optional: - An additional third screen (right now its 2 iMac + Dell) Software we use that is usually running at the same time: - Photoshop - Coda - Email client - Multiple different browsers with multiple tabs - Open Office / Google Docs - Spotify - Calendar - Skype Buying new hardware gives us the advantage of using the old iMac's as a workstation for our intern or an additional intern or at home usage. Upgrading the hardware is an option we would like to pursue if buying new hardware at this point is a bad plan. Any advice would be appreciated.