Hi, I'm thinking about buying a MacBook Pro when my current MacBook (cheapest early-2008) dies or becomes too old for the software. I'm aiming for the cheapest model because I think it will be enough for my needs. So, I'm asking of anyone who has bought the cheapest MacBook Pro model... Does it work just fine with the default specs? Can you run, on Mountain Lion, many apps at the same time (including Xcode, App Store, Safari, iTunes, Word, Excel, LimeChat...), while having 4 GiB RAM (as-bought)? And becoming even better once you upgrade to 8 GiB RAM... I'm planning to install Windows 7 or 8 through a virtual machine (probably VirtualBox), so probably I'll get 8 GiB RAM from a non-Apple store (I hope that works on non-Retina laptops). Is the "Core i5" noticeably faster than a "Core 2" with the same frequency and number of cores? Are they reliable and future-proof -- can they live for more than 4 years (even if you have to replace the battery at some point)? Do (non-vital) components start to break (such as the display)? Does it overheat unhealthily? My MacBook has the older trackpad, with visible button. Is the newer, multi-touch trackpad fast enough to use? I tried it a little while in a store, and my finger tended to slip while attempting to press the button. I prefer to work with tap-to-click turned off... Is Intel HD 4000 much better than GMA? Can it run apps like Autodesk 123D Design?