I've been a huge fan of Apple for years and own almost every device made by them. I have a 2010 MBP whose hard drive and battery is failing. I bought a refurbished MPB (mid 2015) which had major cursor issues. I went through all the steps but it didn't fix it so I returned it for the same model and had the same issue. I'm done with Apple for many of the same reasons I've seen listed here on this site. I'm not impressed with the rumored/leaked updates and refuse to spend a bunch of money for an outdated machine. I haven't used a PC since the 90's. I hated them back then. I feel like I'm in this bind of being done with Apple (reluctantly so) but wanting something that will last longer than 4 years. I don't believe the new line up will be build to be as durable as the older MPB's. Thinner and lighter doesn't necessarily translate into solid, long lasting machines. I thought I'd ask here what are good alternatives to the 15 inch MPB? I'm a photographer, do music, and write.