Hey, I held off getting a new Macbook Pro, in part because I disliked how Apple forced anyone who wanted an entry-level model at £1,000 (UK) with a 1TB SSD to spend £2,000 on a model with a higher-spec processor too. I was hoping this might change with the refresh. How naive. As background, I produce music, edit photos and occasionally edit some video, which - according to this forum - doesn't necessitate a processor above the base-level i5? Honestly, the £1,000-ish 2015 Macbook Pro my girlfriend has seems fine for me, albeit I need 1TB SSD. I have a top-spec 2010 iMac, but am about to move to Australia and need to sell this and buy a Macbook Pro for my music production and GoPro editing. Lo and behold, the pricing seems even worse with the Macbook refresh, with higher starting prices (especially in the UK) and the base Touch Bar model not allowing any SSD upgrades at point of purchase. I have to START with the high-spec model at £1,949 to choose a bigger hard drive and am looking at £2,489 for the 1TB SSD and obligatory 16GB RAM. In fairness, I can pick the non-Touch Bar model and add the 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM, totalling £2,169. I'm then looking at £320 to gain a Touch Bar and bump from the 2.0Ghz i5 to the 2.9Ghz i5, which would be tempting, if I'm over £2,000 in already. But the fact remains, my girlfriend bought a £1,000 Macbook Pro earlier this year, which is fine for everything I need, except for a 1TB SSD that has a market value of around £300! So how and why am I looking at over £2,000, whichever option I go with?! I'm happy spending cash when required and don't want to purchase an under-powered model, but can't see why I'm looking at a model more than double the cost of my girlfriend's, when the only real different in my requirements is a £300 hard drive. I'm wondering if an Apple-refurbished model and upgrading the SSD myself could be a sensible option? - Can I get a decent Macbook Pro with a 1TB SSD fitted, for not much over £1,000? - Are the new processors/graphics worth spending another £1,000 on? Thoughts and strategies appreciated, cheers.