Hello everyone, It's my first post here, I have been doing a lot of reading and lurking and I must say this is the go-to community for all things Mac. I am a complete Apple newbie. The only interaction I ever had with apple products is an iPod Classic I had which now the wheel isn't working any more. Anyway, since the presentation of the 12 inch MacBook, I fell in love, I mean this is a thing of beauty. Design-wise it hit all the spots for my taste! I love this thing and I want to describe you my situtation so that you can give me some real feedback on the viability of this thing for my needs, if it will cover my needs and can fullfil the tasks for which I want it. The only thing that is stopping me is that m-Core processor and makes me thing that I may be regretting spending so much money on something weak (is it??) I am a business analyst / consultant / online marketer so a lot of my work is done through online apps (Google Docs, various CRMs, SAP software etc.) Here is what I need it to do: Heavy internet browsing (many tabs open 10-15) Heavy Google Doc Usage CRM suites Word, Excel, etc. I will be doing a lot of typing for content creation (large, multiple docs open) Image editing on photoshop (no raw image sizes) Multiple PDF reading 1080p movies (don't care for 4k) 1080p streaming Need the retina screen mayyyyybe some light coding (most likely none at all, but hey...) What I wont be doing: Video editing Gaming 4k streaming / video RAW image editing VMs Apart from that I need the good batterry life. I would love it if it could stay alive for 8 hours (a work day). I will be moving next year to another country probably and doing some flying and work on planes so the light weight, thinness and compact size is a must. I don't care that much for the single port. I work a lot with cloud storage so that's that. I wish though it had an SD or microSD card reader for when there is no internet connection. I'll be susing a 2,5' external hard drive when needed. I am also planning on getting that $30 usb-C docking station I've seen lately being promoted around here, so as long as I can get 8 hours without the charger I'll be ok. At the moment I have a Surface Pro 3 (I5, 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD). This is a great workhorse and really compact, but I have come to dislike the top heavy design, since I do alot of writing it's not the best thing in the world, it restrics my lapability somewhat and tiring me. Also the batterry life isn't that good: ~4-6 hours but it's that damn Chrome ram and batterry hogger! (But I need those extensions to work ). I also love that I can lie in bed and have a tablet with just unclipping the keyboard. The top heavy design, batterry and 4GB of RAM though is what makes me look at the macbook. Also I have no idea about OSX and I hope I can do all the aforementioned tasks easily and without any problems (right?) So in conclusion: I am thinking of selling the SP3, and getting a 12 inch MacBook for all the reasons mentioned. The m processor is what I am dreading. I want it to be able to perform what I listed without any hiccups or lags. (SP3 is amazing in performance had no issues whatsoever) I am really sorry for the long post but from what I have read here, you are an extremely helpful community so I wanted to write everything in detail. It will be an expensive purchase for me and here (in Greece) due to the dollar - EUR rates and the fact that in Greece we are becoming a freaking third world country, prices are through the roof. What I can get for $1400 in USA I have to buy it here for 1600 EUR (~ $1800) That's why I wanted to be sure that I will suit my needs and I'll be ok. Thank you all in advance.