After doing a lot of research and buying and then returning a new PC system, it seems like I’ve reached an impasse with PCs. I need a computer system to do some fairly simple office tasks, photo editing and relatively low-level video editing. It’s the video editing that creates the problem, because in the PC world that seems to mean one has to basically have a gaming system and that’s $2-3K before even getting to a proper matching monitor. So I’ve arrived at a point where I believe an older MacBook Pro makes the most sense for me. Aware that the newer MBPs are inferior to their 2012-2015 MBP Retina counterparts, I’m seeking suggestions and advice on which of the older MacBook Pro models, of which I’m learning there are many, might best suit my sub-professional needs. I'm thinking about using "Final Cut Pro" or "Avid Media Composer" for video editing, "Gimp2" for photo editing and "Softmaker Office Suite" for word processing and spread sheets. I’d be much obliged to get word from you as to which models you’d prescribe for a budget hovering around $2K. Thanks a bunch.