I know a bunch of people have been posting the same question, but I was hoping to get some opinions on my situation. Anything is going to be a major upgrade for me, as I'm coming from a early 2008 MBP, 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GB RAM. I don't really know much about all of the options, but here are my needs: I'm a graphic designer that does a lot of photo work on the side, so Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator and InDesign are my main priorities. I am interested in doing more video in the future, but not sure what program(s) that will involve...currently only using iMovie. I have used 3D modeling software in the past, and may want to get back to that in the future, though again, not sure what software I would use at that point. I have a late 2011 iMac as well, but would like to be able to do more work on my laptop, and will definitely be getting the 15". Battery life is important, but doesn't need to be crazy, as I'm getting about 2h currently, so anything else is going to seem so much better. Also, I keep my computers for a long time, so I'd like to get something that will last 5-6 years. Thanks for any input! Price is a factor, but getting the right computer for my needs is the most important thing.