So as the title says, i have had my mid-2010 mbpro for nearly 9 years. and after a few personal modifications (8 GB RAM, 250GB SSD) which did give it new life, it's equipped with a 9 year old graphics card that makes photo editing near impossible. I use my laptop mainly for web browsing, youtube/Netflix, and light photo editing. i plan to get into light video editing when i upgrade. i read and watched countless videos on the July 2019 refresh of the 13" MacBook pro w/ 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, and i plan to get this July refresh model with the following configurations: 16 GB of storage 250 GB SSD All in all this will cost me $1600, which is a great price considering that i was going to go for the 4 port model which would have costed me $300 more. Thank you Apple for this update!!! Is this a worthy upgrade? I considered upgrading last year, and the year before that, but i just kept waiting for some reason. I feel that now, especially with a 4 year butterfly keyboard warranty, is the best time for me to make the plunge. I really want to get into photo/video editing! Also, with the keyboard warranty already included, is Applecare+ really necessary? I took really good care of my mid-2010, and even spilled diet Coke on it in the earlier years, and i just got super lucky with it. aside from the RAM and storage upgrades the only thing i needed was a battery replacement. I take pretty good care of my electronics.