I signed up here today to get some suggestions from the community regarding my purchase decision of a Laptop. I have my personal preferences and did a bit of research on this to make sure that what I decide to purchase is right for me but I'm still unsure if I'm choosing the right computer. My budget is around 100000 INR (roughly $1500) but I would break the bank a bit more only if it's really worth it. Where I am and what I need a Laptop for... -- I'm from India. My job might require me to shift locations, so setting up a full sized desktop isn't really an option for me. I'm a full time web developer and occasional web designer. From time to time I'll use Photoshop or Illustrator. I'm a huge movie buff, so media consumption is a huge part of my entertainment. I need a laptop that does all these well. Why Apple and why 2K16 Macbook Pro? I never owned any apple computers before but I've used iPod touch and Classic and I have an iPhone 5s. I love the build quality and design of Apple, that's it. Macbook Pro over Macbook or Macbook Air because it's more powerful in that category. 2K16 Macbook Pro, because these have better display and sound and I would very much like to have to ability to be able to hook up a 4K or 5K monitor which isn't good with older models. The part where I'm confused and need suggestions about... There is no apple retail store in India. Indian apple website does not offer build-to-order(BTO) macbooks and the base models cost roughly 35000 INR (roughly $500) more than U.S. price. At this time, I have friends(who are not students) in Singapore and USA. So, I'm thinking of buying one from either of the places, Singapore hopefully since the price is a bit lower there. I would like to get the student discount price if possible. In Apple Singapore's page there is this included GST(Goods and Service Tax). I read a bit about it and it seems that 7% GST is refunded to tourists or something. So, if my friend buys one from an authorized re-seller(e.g. istudiosg.com) what price would have to be paid? With GST or without? And Apple Singapore student's price page does not mention any GST at all. Any information or suggestions would be really appreciated. Now, with everything that's going on with the macbooks.. speaker issues, gpu issues, battery issues... I think to be properly warranted would be a good idea. I read that macbook warranties are valid worldwide, so that shouldn't be a concern. What I'm worried about though is the BTO models. If I purchase one BTO model from outside the country, what would happen if I need to get it replaced/serviced ? And if I'm to stick to the base models only(which are offered in Apple India's website), my options are not that many. The non-touchbar edition is in my budget but I'm not sure if it would be a better idea to spend a few hundred more bucks to go for the touchbar edition with better specs. I am not in need of much internal storage space, so it's CPU, GPU and RAM I'm prioritizing. The base 13" and 15" touchbar ones are $1699 and $2249 with student discounts. The larger screen size is a plus factor for me but I'm hesitant to spend $600 more only for that because when I hook it up with an external display, it won't matter much. On the other hand, the specs on the 15" looks way better though. I'm not sure if it would be worth spending the extra money. Also, is it really worth spending $200 more for the GPU? Please suggest. Since I'm trying to have the macbook imported, any other advice(like keyboard settings etc.) regarding this would be deeply appreciated. Thank you.