Not easy to configure the new Macbook Pro, every upgrades u pick hurts a little because the total amount exceeds what u want to pay. A little more. Or much more. Or no meat for 6 months more. I'm looking at the 13 inch macbook pro 2016 and wondering what the best upgrades are, regardless what u do with it, but for good value and future proofing. I understand it is personal but maybe you can make a case of why a base model is enough or a certain upgrade is something u really really need to consider. 1 question before my config and explanation. The i7 model.. why is that called a i7 and is it more than just marketing? Because cmiiw the i5 has 4 threads, just like the i7. For me its just a 0.4GHZ upgrade and not worth it. Someone who can tell me I'm wrong? My config (for now) - 13" (portability, cheaper than 15", not a gamer so no dgpu needed, quad core would have been nice though) - 2.9 i5 (upgrade with 0.2GHZ or 0.4GHZ not worth it, who's gonna notice that % ) - 16Gb MEM (more future proof and the upgrade i think is worth the money. i like 50 tabs in chrome and need Android Studio.) - 512GB SSD (instead of 256, because the more free space the better, for photoshop in example. 256GB is workable though but I feel like I'm gonna regret it in the future). Thanks for reading and sharing.