So I've had my late '08 13.3 MB since late '10 and while it still seems to do what I need it to in a decent amount of time, I feel it's about time to look for my next MB(probably an MBP now). The only issue I have is it is somewhat slow when I run VMFusion and try to do both Yosemite 10.10.2 and Windows 7(which I need for tax software) despite having 6GB 1067MHz DDR3 RAM and 2.4GHz C2D processor. Either way, for a nearly 7yr old laptop it's amazing how efficient it still runs and while I was originally thinking of going for a 2012 model, I saw on the MR buyer's guide to stay away from any 2012 MBP models that are not retina display. In addition, I'm probably looking for a 256GB flash storage vs. the 250GB SATA I currently have. With that in mind, what model would be best to get a max of 16GB RAM(I would probably upgrade through a hook-up I have at CDW vs. buying it with that much on-board), 256GB flash and probably either an i3 or i5 duo or quad core processor for under $1000?