At this moment I am commuting, and going mobile allows me to use it when abroad. Besides that it gives me more freedom when at home also and I can use it on the dive trips. To be honest, on the last trips I even did not took the computer with me, to travel lighter (and also I do not have a Macbook, and the computer at home is a Mac Mini as explained before, so I prefer to rely on the use of the big cards, and mobile phone is enough to access internet and communicate even by skype)
I can not afford 2 systems to edit photos, so I need to find a balance between mobility/performance/usability.
The lack of SD Card socket does not bother me a lot, as I am used to use the CF card as main card (it is faster, so I use it for the RAW files), so I am already used to use card reader.
I know that the disk size (256GB) is not big enough, and I will need to have external drives as main storage system (which might make it easier to settle a proper backup system), only keeping the catalogue on the local disk and the files that I am working on the move, being moved to the main storage when finalised and/or back home.
Bill, why do you say it will be difficult to proper calibrate? Is it due to being working on quite different places, with different ambient light, or it is something related with the hardware?
To both of you and to anybody else that wants to share his opinion, does my approach makes sense?
Do you believe I will be properly served with a system like this? Will it be a system I will be able to rely for several years to come? If not, what should be improved?
Does the MacBook Pro justify extra 350€ over the Surface (both the ones referred on my initial post)?
Have someone made the move from MacBook to Windows Surface Pro 4? If so, are you happy? Would you do it again?
Is it easy/feasible to pass the actual Lightroom catalogue on Mac to Windows one?