I've been saving money for a while, and am considering my first new notebook in 5 years. I've narrowed it down to the Dell xps 13 or the new MBP 13. This is because 1.it will be my main computer. 2. I travel a lot, so it will be great to have something light and portable, yet powerful. I felt 13" is the best size. One of the reasons I'm interested in switching over is all the talk about the Mac experience. I've tried other people's macs for short periods. But never long term, so I won't know how it really feels. I also like the screen. Keyboard on the new one is so-so. I don't hate it. but I can't say I'm a fan of it. The things I use my notebook for - ALOT of writing for reports and presentations. I publish weekly. currently I do this using word, excel, and powerpoint on windows. Although lately what I've been doing is writing all my drafts on google docs, then doing all my final edits on word. i have a work desktop that runs Windows. So I'll often write it on google docs, then come home to my laptop and continue there so I don't need to bring my thumb drive. - I make a lot of maps using ArcGis. It seems there's no mac version yet - at home, watchng a lot of Hd videos. Also do some online games like overwatch with friends on the weekends - Also I like to do a lot of retro console emulation. NES, SNES, Playstation 1 - I live in Japan but travel to the US, so I like how I can go to any apple store in any country if I had a problem what would you guy srecommend, make the jump to Mac?