I already have a laptop right now, and it functions just fine. I'm really interested in picking up the 2015 Macbook Pro 13-inch Retina, but I'm not sure whether I should or not. I could try to resell my current laptop. The last Apple laptop I owned was the 11-inch Macbook Air (2011), and I loved that it held such great value on resale after a year... I did have problems with it though, major issues with faulty Wi-Fi, a fair bit of crashing, and a minor lacking of graphical power. I just want to hear some input. I've been reading around, I've browsed this site, and I am continuing to Google. We have two Apple TV's in the house, and I will be switching to an iPhone (... eventually, in about a year when my contract expires), so I want to surround myself in the Apple eco-system a fair bit... my main computer will remain a Windows-based unit though. I work in education, but I'm going back to university for a fifth year in just a little bit. Photography is one of my big hobbies, I have an electrical piano that I haven't ever hooked up to a computer (but I want to get to that at some point), and I enjoy games occasionally. I like watching movies/videos, internet browsing, etc. Word processing, productivity, etc, are obviously some of the main uses. What I have right now: I currently have a 2013 laptop. It functions like it did when it was new: the battery life is excellent, the system runs quickly, nothing has broken down really. It's a 15-inch Samsung laptop with an NVidia 640m graphics card, i7 3615Q quad core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a Samsung 840-series 256GB SSD. Battery life is excellent (6+ hours), the form-factor is nice, etc. What I don't like about what I have right now is the touchpad, the scratched up fake metal lid, the slight lack of portability (granted it's nearly as light as the 15-inch MBP), and most of all I dislike the TERRIBLE screen (I can't do ANY work on Lightroom on this thing, colors are not accurate, and if I watch a movie on it I never get an angle that works... the screen is easily a 3/10 on any kind of rating scale).