So it's been a long couple of months for me trying to upgrade my computers and what not, but almost done. Wondering the setup you would prefer? What I will be using it for: Currently I'm a sports reporter, so I'm out in the field a lot. Edit a lot of interviews in Final Cut Pro (but nothing taxing) and also take a lot of photos and edit in Lightroom. In addition, I'm starting to take classes from TeamTreeHouse.com and am getting into more front end web design. Option #1: I currently have a late 2013 Macbook Pro with 8gb of ram and the 128 SSD. I keep it and get an Mac Mini i7, decking it out to 256SSD and 16gb of ram. Total cost w/ monitor: $1350 Option #2: I sell my 13' Macbook Pro, I have a standing offer of $1275 and I get a 15 Macbook Pro refurbished with 16GB of ram and 512 SSD. (http://store.apple.com/us/product/G...-20ghz-quad-core-intel-i7-with-retina-display) I would then get a 27 inch monitor as well. Total cost after selling my computer and getting monitor: $1100 So either I get a 13 inch Macbook Pro and Mac mini or 15 inch Macbook Pro.