I've never owned a laptop in my life. My first Mac was a PowerMac G5, which I later upgraded to the machine I use now which is a 2009 Mac Pro, that I upgraded the firmware on to 5.1, added 16gb of RAM to it and also swapped the processor out for a six core. So I essentially have the 2012 six core model. It still performs well. My reason for buying it was for use with Logic Pro X for composing film music. For those that don't know, orchestral sampling is very hardware resource heavy. Some of the packs I use take up 3gb of RAM just to play back a passage in real time. Then add Violas, Cellos, Bases etc and you can see how it eats up a systems specs. I can currently get about 6 or 7 instances of Kontact (the sampler) running one of these sample packs each before the computer starts to choke a bit. I then remedy this by converting the tracks to audio so they're not using the sampler in real time. Recently, though, I've been toying with the idea of getting new laptop. I'm at university now, so a laptop would understandably come in handy for my degree (unrelated to music or requiring any kind of heavy hardware, but still) and it would be great to be able to write my music using logic and do my uni work on the go. Also, My Mac has now double up as my computer for everything else because I don't have another one. What was solely for music and clutter-less has now become a lot slower because of all its other daily uses. The laptop wouldn't be to replace my Mac but to supplement it. (unless the laptop's processor is considerably more powerful than my Mac Pro. I'm not up on the latest intel chips and how they compare) I'm looking for some advice as to a.) whether I should actually get a laptop and b.) what model MacBook I should go with. To address the former; a windows laptop is out of the question because I can't run Logic, so if I'm to get one, I'm going to have to go with nothing less than a MacBook Pro. I've never made a purchase this large, however. My Mac Pro was only £500; the upgrades later only costing me about £300 extra. Here we're talking over 1k even for the base model. I'm very concerned about spending all this money (Because presumably for my needs I'd need get one better than the base model) and then in a couple years or so the system become quite outdated. Following on from this, I understand that you can't upgrade any of the systems components (unless its possible to solder a new stick? Presumably not). So to "future-proof" to any measurable extent I'd have to buy the absolute top of the line model for RAM at least, as there's no way I'd be able to fork out another 2k for a new machine in a couple of years. I must admit, I'm out of touch with how fast these machines date, having not tried to keep up with the latest computers for years. So maybe soldered components aren't too horrific if the system holds up years to come? I know there are a lot of questions here and I'm pretty out of my depth. I know a Mac Book Pro would benefit me, it's just whether spending all that money will be worth it. I guess I can only answer that fully after I've bought one, but hopefully you guys can help me out with some of the things I'm unclear on. I know a re-fresh is apparently scheduled for 2019 as well, so I don't know whether to wait until then or not. I've got student discount, so prices start at £1124 for the 13" duel core model. I have no idea about how any of these will compare to my 2012 Mac Pro. I haven't decided on budget yet. Any advice would be greatly appreciated - Thanks!