I currently have a MBP that has been almost unbearably slow since I bought it. Even typing seems to stress it out (in the first sentence of this post, it had to pause for about ten seconds after I typed MBP to think about typing any more). My current MBP: MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid 2012) Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 4 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB The MBP I own is the first Macbook I've had, but I was used to fairly quick operation with my previous Windows laptops. This laptop has been quite painful in terms of waiting and loading. I read all the time that MBPs are more powerful than the MB. Mine has struggled with general use. Tried it a few times with iMovie - it struggled (very noisy, very hot, very rapid battery usage). The beachball is an absolute regular on my screen (on a 500GB HD, it has over 100GB still available...I've been told that increasing RAM might not even make any difference because the things I do aren't demanding...I would've thought it could). What do I want to do with it? I want to use Microsoft Office (mostly Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat X, Photoshop (occasionally) and the standard Safari/Chrome/Mail etc. Now, my MBP can take upwards of a minute to open Office (or most programs except Safari, really) so I'm looking for something way quicker than that. The most intensive thing I'd want to do would be to (hopefully) play LEGO Harry Potter (from the App Store) - that practically destroys my computer even when it's plugged in. I'm sure that last time I played it and charged my computer, it was just keeping the battery percentage stable (but I think it was actually going backwards). I haven't played it since. I'm on board with the rose gold. I'd be getting the 512GB HD, probably 8GB RAM. At over $2000, I'm not too keen to spend too much more to get extra RAM (16GB) if I don't really need to for my usage. I think I'm okay with the single USB-C port (and getting a multi-adapter). I like the keyboard of the previous Macbook. I'm getting to being okay with the lack of Magsafe. In short, would a 1.3GHz 512GB HD, 8GB RAM 2017 MB cope well with: a) Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat X, Photoshop and basic browsing/emailing b) Games like LEGO Harry Potter or games through Steam/GOG Please convince me to order one.