Hi there! I’m replacing my 2012 Macbook Air with a new laptop and for multiple reasons (keyboard, magsafe, legacy USB, etc), I decided i’ill buy a 2015 rMBP instead of the 2016 from the online Apple Store with the student discount. But now I need some advice from Mac users. All the threads about the specs I’ve been reading are about programmers, designers, videoeditors, musicians etc. 95% of people here seem to work in IT or in visual arts so the answers to the questions/answers I found here with the search bar are not really adapted to my needs, I guess. Ex: I don’t do Virtual Machine or 4K videos, etc but have big Excel documents with many tabs and lots of data. I’m doing a Masters in management at the moment and intend to keep the machine for work after. Mainly, my use are this : · Many office docs all at the same time (many Word documents, big Excel docs, Powerpoint, etc) · Safari (lot of tabs but I don’t use Chrome because I care about my battery life) · Wordpress · Spotify · Utorrent · Mail · Photoshop for some touch up for work · Plug into 32inches monitor for screen estate To tell the truth I was very satisfied with my MBA that had 8gb ram. The only thing is the battery was **** and the screen was very bad compared to a retina. If I could buy the same computer with updated specs and a retina display, I would. The rMB would be a good candidate but I just can’t get over that butterfly keyboard. I type all day long and I think it’s a disaster so I’m not buying it. Also tried a friends butterfly v2 on his 2016 MBA for a couple hours and hated it. I know it’s been asked countless times by designers and programmers but not by people with heavy Excel docs and Word and all the stuff above. So my question is, will the base model i5 2.7 be OK for the next 3-4 years if I boost the SSD to 256GB or I should also get 16gb of RAM ?? I think the argument for resell is kinda weird because there is no guarantee it's going to sell better I guess. Right now I’m wondering because I know I can’t change RAM later. And I don’t know if the next versions of macOS will be heavier and heavier over the next years to the point that my computer will lag. Ideally, I’d save the 200$ on the RAM and get myself those Airpods for my iPhone J So, 8gb or 16gb if I keep it 4 years? Thanks for reading, I know it’s a long read! I put a pool but I would also know the reasons if you care to explain to a non-geek why you think 8 or 16 is better. I'm very grateful, thanks!