So here goes, I've always used PCs and always wanted to switch to Mac but never had the guts to take the leap. Recently a friend of mine gave me his 2011 MBP and I started using it casually for random useless stuff and kinda started getting used to it and liking it. The more I did on it the more I felt the "slowness" of it and I got to a point where it really wasn't good enough for my needs, so I returned it to my friend. Given my needs and existing ecosystem (2 iPhones, Apple Watch S2, iPad Pro 12.9, iPad Mini 2, 2 Apple TV 4s and 2 Apple TV 3s), the natural thing to do is get myself a new MacBook Pro. Started looking into it on the Apple website and honestly I'm lost! Too much choice is making my head spin and I can't seem to decide, so I came here for a little help/guidance. Here is a basic rundown of my needs : What I do: - A lot of Word, Excel and PowerPoint; - A lot of file management (scanning, sorting and organizing files of all sorts - sometimes large files); - Some picture/video editing, probably going to increase with time. What I want/need: - A high performing machine (I'm not patient hahaha); - A computer that will last (and keep its level of performance) for at least a few years; - Bonus points for something that will "keep" its value; - Screen size is no issue as I use it mostly at home and will be plugging it to my 32-inch monitor (HDMI) - so 13-inch is good enough; - Will be using a wireless keyboard (USB dongle) + Magic Mouse - Don't mind the storage size as I have a 4TB external drive that's (almost) permanently plugged into my laptop. In terms of budget, I am willing to spend upwards of 3k if all of the above are met, but at the same time I don't want to spend unnecessarily. So that said, what do you recommend?? Thanks in advance for your help!!!