macbook pro advice, in Alamy Quality Control and technical talk Posted September 2, 2015 To start of with I am no stranger to macs ( my brother was a authorised mac dealer/repairer, so i had all of the old part ex,s starting with a lc II, quadra,powermac,emac,imac G3 and my last mac 17 inch imac which is still in the roof ) I never really liked the last imac that i had and so changed over to pc's guessing around ten years ago. Thing is i have had iphones for ages i have also had ipads for some time including the lastest ipad air II ( nice bit of kit ) and i love the way the iphone and the ipads work together and of course transfering jpegs from the fuji XT-1 to the ipad is a breeze.... This is my dilema my windows 7 laptop is big, old, slow and on the way out so i need to replace it and with windows 10 on the cards i just dont fancy it, (and the plan is that maybe next year I will get a 27 inch imac ) so I am now thinking about a macbook pro for a laptop ( must be small for when i am on the move..possibly 13 .3 inch i5, but i have a few things that I would like to know before i make the move to a macbook pro.. Will it run lightroom and ps creative cloud ok ( not worried about lightening fast but do want it to work ok ) ? second thing I work from two different places and at the moment have dell 24 inch ips screens one that i plug my window lappy into and one with my desktop attached, so would the macbook pro connect ok and work ok with my dell screens ? I also use a wacom intuos graphics tablet, so would that work with the macbook pro. the idea would be that I could cart the macbookpro around with me using it either as a compact laptop or at either end of my journey attached to a 24 inch monitor.. any views on my above ramblings or am i just expecting to much from a macbook pro (as i would rather not purchase a new 27 inch mac just yet as i have a few things to sort out before i am ready . Thanks for reading, Steve. Thanks for posting. I'm currently running an old laptop and Windows 7 and am considering the same idea (13" Mac Book Pro with HDMI link to big monitor) so I'm following this thread with interest. Me too! I'm sick of Windows update and everything else and as I have windows 7, I don't want to get 10, not until I've moved everything onto a mac. I'm even looking at e-bay, but think that may be too dodgy, but price is an issue after a hard drive failure and broken lens on holiday! I did go into apple yesterday and the himself uses a Macbook air with 128g for all his graphics work, but whilst he seemed to think it would be ok, I'd like a pro, then a desktop, think I need to sell some stuff! I used to have a Macbook Air 11", did have a 13" Macbook Pro and now have the 15" Macbook Pro with dual graphics cards. If you have no need to process 4k video or heavy HD footage manipulation, go for the 13" Macbook pro, ideally with 8-16gb ram. The Airs are nice but there is little processing headroom for Capture One and Photoshop etc. The 13" is a great all rounder in a nice size system! Connect to a monitor via Thunderbolt though.