Hello and thank you in advance for the help. I am an actor, working with a 10 year old macbook pro, which is limping to say the least. I have been waiting for an iMac update, as I plan to buy the new 27" iMac as soon as it comes out. Because I've been waiting a while, my wife has decided to buy me a laptop for my birthday. This will be my primary computer until the desktop comes out and I will use it when traveling now and afterwards. My needs are quite basic - email, web surfing, microsoft word and pro. The only potentially processor heavy thing I will be doing is light photo editing and editing short video clips for auditions and reels. I like the air because it is light and the pro because it seems to be able to do everything and will probably last me another decade if I need it to. I also love the touch bar, though it seems silly expensive. I currently have a 512 GB hard drive, which is completely full. I'd like to move my music to an external hard drive and stay with that size since 1 Terabyte is just too expensive. I'm debating between 8 and 16 GB of RAM. Any thoughts or suggestions? Thanks!