I am deciding to buy a new laptop my new Chase Freedom Card gives me $300 and Tax returns will pay the rest. Of course I have a Budget and can’t go over $2,500 A new 2018 MacBook Pro would be expensive but I can order one with a 20% .Edu discount. I want to try and speculate what could be in store for 2019 because I had no idea 6 Core Intel Mobile CPUs we’re on the market namely the Core i7 8750H in short 2.2Ghz base and 3.9Ghz all 6 Cores 4.1Ghz on a Single Core. That is heck of a jump from 4 Cores I’d be fuming mad had I bought a MBP last year or last week as I almost did. Here are my choices New 2018 MBP 6 Core Cofffee Lake Version (hopefully with DDR4 RAM) $3,000 MSI GS65 15” Intel 6 Core 8750H, GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 144hz IPS Display $2,000 https://www.msi.com/Laptop/GS65-Stealth-Thin-8RF/Specification Or Asus Zephyrus M 15” 6 Core Intel 8750H, GSync 120hz Display, GTX 1070 8GB $2,000 https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-Zephyrus-M-GM501/Tech-Specs/ So you bought a MBP in 2016 it’s a Quad Core and you spent $3,000 or less. So you bought a MBP in 2017 it’s a Quad Core and it has a Touch Bar and cost $3,000 or less So you bought a MBP in 2018 it’s a Hexa Core and it has a Touch Bar and cost $3,000 or less So you bought a MBP in 2019 it’s a Octa Core and it has a New Dual Haptic TouchBar ??? (The purpose of this is to show how furious many people would be with fairly recent Apple purchases) Is it best to stay with Apple or finally save money and go high performance?