Hello, new to the forum and I am currently in the market for a new laptop. Need a machine that'll last me a good several years, so needs to be a quality build and fairly good specs (GPU isn't that important since I have a nice desktop). Originally I kind of thought that MacBooks were ridiculously overpriced (which in a way they still are), but after looking around, I've had a hard time finding a Windows-PC equivalent for a cheaper price with comparative specs (the clincher seems to be the display) with good enough reviews. I've decided that a MacBook Pro Retina 13 inch would be one of my best options. My questions are: where is the best place to purchase them online? (Refurbished is a plus since it's significantly cheaper). Is there a significant enough difference between the 2014 and 2015 models that it would be worth the extra money for the new model? Is it possible to upgrade the SSD after the purchase? I would rather have the 256GB storage, but it would cost me $270 more than the 128GB. Best price I've seen for refurbished is at BestBuy. $1050 for 128GB ($1000 with student discount). and $1200 for 256GB ($1150 with student discount). The 256GB deal at BestBuy is sold out for now, so if anyone knows when they might come back in stock, or if there's an equivalent or better deal let me know. I'm open to Windows-PC equivalents as well (if that's allowed on the forum). They would have to be cheaper than the MacBook Pro, have an SSD, an equivalent display, decent reviews, and not have a crappy Intel Core M processor or something.