Well today I'm that guy asking the vs. question. In my defense, I've googled the scat out of this and am admittedly suffering from an OCD induced information overload. So, I'm looking for a consumer replacement for my 11" MBA but also want to get more into (10%-25% of the time) short video creation/editing ie FCPX, LPX, Motion, Compressor, Main Stage... For what it's worth, longevity and bang for the buck are more of a concern than portability. Will a spec'd out '16/13" Non touch bar (2.4 i7/16gb) do the trick or should I grab a '15/15" (2.2 i7/16gb) for the extra cores? Of note: I can only afford the 2.2 base model '15/15". Also, I can wait a few weeks, not really a few months in the optimistic likelihood we'll see small spec bumps in June. Also open to any other ideas; spec'd out '14/15" (NVIDIA) , '16/12" MacBook, etc. Much thanks!