I'm sure I'm not the only one with this issue/question. I entered the world of mac with my 2010 MBA. Love it to death. It's still working like the day I got it but now that I do photo editing (casual hobby) it's slowing down a lot with LR and PS. I've got a fair budget for a new computer, so price isn't the issue. I like the MBP because with my actual job I need portability and am set on a 13" for the same reason. I will be buying an external 4K monitor in the future as well, also work related. What MBP specs would people suggest where you can upgrade features like SSD, processor type etc. I'm not sure how much of a performance improvement I'll get with a i7 over either of the i5 in the 2013 MBP 13 with touch bar. Same for SSD and RAM. Using this for: - work, I'm an academic - travel (as above) - casual photography from a DSLR - movies - am slowly starting to dabble in video but likely won't do much more than short clips on my dslr which shoots 1080p Thanks!