12" MacBook 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8gb 512gb, 2017 vs 13.3" MacBook Pro 2.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 8gb 256gb, 2017 My current one is early 2015 base model macbook. (1.1 GHz Intel Core M, 8gb, 256gb) It is very slow. It is tooooo slow. It takes too much time opening up apps like Safari, Chrome, Word, Excel, etc. I need to finish off my degree thesis. (I think I have a excellent excuse/reason to buy a new macbook! haha) Now I cannot decide if I will try Macbook once again but with higher spec. or, go with MBP. Apart from writing thesis, I mainly internet surf, Youtube, Netflix, etc. (Once thesis writing is done, I (hope I) won't need to write again!) Do you think rMB with i5 will do for me? Or, should I go for MBP this time? Another question : What do you guys think about getting refurbished one from Apple.com?