I've been wanting a laptop for personal use for awhile now and I've recently started thinking I might want to go with a MacBook Pro. I am used to using a Windows PC. But since the last time I ever touched a mac, I now have had an iPhone for 9 years and an iPad. So i feel like I will be fine with the macOS now. Before I didnt have a clue how to open programs, shut them off, etc... Anyways, the primary use would be for picture editing (newbie!), picture organization (right now they live on an external drive, my iPhone, iPad), general web surfing, maybe writing resumes or something simple like that. Maybe for music or downloading a movie and watching it + Backing up my iphone and/or ipad. Primarily I would use this at home, but I'd also bring it with me traveling on vacation (once a year). I know I dont need the absolute best macbook Pro, but at the same time I dont want to regret not upgrading it. I was considering the 13" 2018 version (now that they will fix the keyboards for 4 years). But would it be better to go with the newest 2019 version? Was planning on i5, 8GB Ram, 512GB SSD. They have this configuration for $1749 now at Costco, Amazon, Best Buy. But I could be swayed to upgrade either the Ram to 16GB, or the i5 to an i7. If I bought from Costco, they have a 90-day return policy in case i dont like it (my 1st mac, remember?), and they have a 2 year warranty instead of 1 year. They dont have 16GB or the i7 for the 13". Another thing I am contemplating is the AppleCare+. $269 is alot and they still charge $$ to fix damage. I have never used Applecare for my iphone or ipad, even though I have purchased it for the phone at least. So what would you go with if you were me? Budget is a big deal, but I dont want to save $200 today and then regret it down the road. This would be for casual use. I wouldnt be using it heavily all day every day. thanks!