I currently use a Macbook Pro at work and want to create my own setup at home. I'm looking into getting a Macbook Pro, external monitor, external keyboard and mouse. The main problem is that I can't warrante spending £1200 alone for the computer. CEX in the UK do refurbished Mac's and come with a 24 month warranty. The main issue is budget....I have around £600-£700 and for this, I can get a late 2013, early 2014 i5 model. Although I am struggling with the decision to go 16Gb RAM or get a larger SSD. I can't do both as it takes the cost up towards £800-£900. Anyway, I'm looking for some feedback/advice and whats the best way to go. Normally I prefer brand new, but for half the price, I can get a 3 year old Macbook Pro with 16GB....yes the processor is slower, but will a 3 year old i5 cause more problems further down the line than 8Gb.....and also do I really need a bigger SSD more so than more RAM...as I have loads of external HDD that can be used as backup etc.