After reading all the breathless threads about the insane pricing and imminent collapse of Apple, I went to the source to check the data. Comparing price/specs between my Late-2013 15" MBP (3 short years ago) and the equivalent new model. Conclusion? .......new model is pretty good deal. :-O Late-2013 15" MBP--Base model with upgrade to 16gb ram EDU Price: $2079 Late-2016 15" MBP--Base model which includes 16gb ram EDU Price: $2249 Upgrades included for the $170 increase: Quad core i7 cpu 2.0ghz now 2.6 Turbo boost 3.2 now 3.5 16gb ram 1600 mhz now 2133 Intel Iris Pro 5200 with 128MB now AMD Radeon 450 with 2GB AND Intel HD 530 now brighter screen, more contrast, wider color spectrum Capability for Thunderbolt 20gps now 40gps Capability for USB 5gps now 10gps added Touch Bar added Touch ID now larger trackpad added Force touch 2 mics now 3 now redesigned louder speakers, stronger bass 8 hrs battery now 10 hrs now thinner and 1 cm smaller in width and depth now 1/2 lb lighter added Space Gray option Seems perfectly reasonable!