I would like to know as well. I would be running similar apps — Affinity Designer and Sketch. The i5 upgrade is an easy decision, but what about 8 vs 16 for ram?
I decided to give 8 a try even coming from 8/256 2016 nTB. I feel I might upgrade in a few years, but I am oh so curious to try the 'magic' keyboard at this price. 16 is putting it closer into the price territory of waiting for a 2020 14" refurb when 2021 is out, or a really amazing sale.
$999 with edu discount includes i5 upgrade and was a no brainer.
assuming I love it, still torn whether to trade my machine in or have it as a backup/ not worry about data migration across it and win10 boot camp.
I think I might keep it, theres always been 'that one time' you wish you had a backup when you don't. but paying for half the machine is tempting tooo.. still worried about not having a p3 screen. Could also turn this into a desktop.