I've been waiting for years to replace my 2008 Macbook Unibody. Over the years I've updated the internals so it now has the max 8GB RAM it can handle and I have upgraded to a 1TB SSD. I can't remember the last time i used the optical disc drive and the speakers are beginning to fail and one of the USB ports does not function at all. Most importantly the battery (i'm on my third) only gives me 90 minutes so I have to use it as a desktop most of the time. I guess I waited too long. I agree with the people who say the new Macbook Pro models are not quite what they are looking for. The 13 inch non touch bar looks to me like a pro version of the Retina Macbook. It is unknown how vital or useful the touch bar is going to become. Plus the prices of the new Macbook Pro models are far more. Therefore my most likely option is to buy a 2015 Retina Macbook Pro with a large SSD and as much RAM as possible. Am I naive in buying this model over 18 months after it was released? I'm just getting into photography so the SD card slot could be useful. I would make use of the HDMI port and most of my cables are USB-A. While I agree USB-C is the port of the future we are living in the present and we haven't reached the point where USB-C is ubiquitous. I have the money budgeted to buy a new Macbook Pro (about £2,000 GBP). I'm more than a little annoyed that the old rMBP have not received a price reduction and the new models are an increase in price. My needs are modest, I'm a full time writer and don't need the horse power of a quad core machine. I think a 13 inch display would suit me (as I have an external display) and portability is key. I have considered a Retina Macbook but I don't think I want only one port and the FaceTime camera isn't as good as the MBP. As I have the money budgeted should I just go ahead and buy a new Macbook Pro and then also buy a USB-C dock? I'm a little confused and could use some board members sage advice.