Hello everyone, I've been holding off on buying a computer for what seems like almost a year now, because I was looking to future proof my purchase. Apple never discounts their computers, so buying as soon as they release a computer means that you get the most "time" out of a product for the fixed price. Unfortunately, Apple has won the waiting game, and I can no longer tolerate my slow and constantly crashing 2010 mbp. I've resigned myself to paying the ridiculous price for a computer that should have been replaced twice by now, but I digress from my question: I don't need the extra power from a discrete gpu, but I'm pretty sure both the MBP's that I've owned had discrete graphics, and graphics switching (was into video editing in the past, haven't done it in years). I had the 2007 macbook pro that had its replacement program extended for 4 years due to graphics card issues (I think with the discreet graphics?) and the 2010 macbook pro that I currently own was also subject to a recall/fix (but I missed the boat) and now it crashes frequently due to the graphic switching (from what I can gather). My question to the more knowledgeable computer peeps out there: I don't replace my computers often, and I figure forking out a few extra hundred dollars makes sense if it means the computer will last longer. Debating between the base 15inch and the 2.5GHz model (which comes with a discreet GPU). Would getting a laptop with a discrete vs. integrated GPU mean that it's likely to last longer? Or am I just making myself vulnerable to yet another dGPU failure down the road? The different 15 inch models I'm considering are: 2.2GHz with 512GB drive 2.5GHz with 512GB drive (no discreet graphics, just upgrading the processor) (+$135 from base) 2.5GHz with AMD radeon discreet graphics ($+271 from base) (or +$136 for discreet graphics) The price difference between upgrading the 2.2GHz model to have a 512 drive and a 2.5GHz processor vs just buying the 2.5GHz model that comes with a discreet GPU is under $300. The price difference isn't a huge factor, it's more whether the benefit of the discrete processor (or downside/risk of failure) should sway me to one vs the other.