I am considering three different approaches to a new setup involving the new line of Apple laptops. I'm looking for the best compromise between portability, longevity, and performance. Help me decide please.
Want the setup to last 5 years
I will be doing image and video editing regularly, but typically from a home office.
I plan to travel a good deal in this time, with possible extended stays in non-US locations
Compactness and simplicity is important.
I can spend $2000 - $2500
Approaches I'm considering:
Macbook Air + a hackintosh in the smallest possible case
MBP 15 inch with a small SSD for the main drive and an Optibay
with a larger conventional HD or a Seagate Hybrid
MPB 13 inch with similar modifications
Anyone have any experience making a compact hackintosh?
Good / bad experiences with Optibays?
Good / bad experiences with hybrid drives?
How capable is the new 13 inch MBP? If I trick it out, will it go the distance?
Any other modifications that I haven't listed that you'd do?