I need to upgrade my 2009 13" MacBook Pro, which isn't cutting it anymore. I have maxed the RAM (this model's ceiling is 8GB) and put in an SSD and moved up to El Capitain, but now it doesn't even like some websites, and firefox is slow on it, etc. Let along RAW editing in LR6. So, trying to decide -- another MBP or a Mac Mini. For similar money, I can get a used 2012 Mac Mini server quad core with SSD drive and 16GB RAM and a (new) SIPS monitor, or I can get a tricked out MBP dual-core, but unless I REALLY step up, it will only be dual core (I would need to get towards $2000 in a 15" MBP to get into quad core) The no-brainer solution seems to be the 2012 mini in terms of power, but it's not portable. What do y'all think about the laptop vs. desktop question?