I will be purchasing my family's first Mac in the next month or two to replace an aging Windows machine and move to the same ecosystem as all our devices. I want a laptop for the portability. After some research, I've determined that the 2016 MacBook would be sufficiently powerful for our needs. So that's a candidate for us, as is the MBP. I'd like to stay at or below $1700. I'll hold off on a final decision until Apple announces the new MBP so that I can weigh that option. In the meantime, I'm looking for 12" MB owners feedback specifically on the lack of ports. Has this been an issue for you? More or less than you expected? Do you carry a lot of dongles around and did it cost a lot? Which do you carry around? For my family, I envision needing USB 2, HDMI, and SD Card dongles, along with a USB 3 to Lightning cable. That's kind of a lot to carry around. I have a similar set that I carry around for my iPad, but sometimes choose not to bring them. So I have to worry about anticipating whether I may need them, remembering them, not losing them, and having to lug them around in a separate bag. On the flipside, the 12" MB is very easy to handle, use on the couch or the bed or on a plane, and can be charged through its single port. So I do see the upside. But the MBP is not THAT heavy, and the next gen should be even thinner. Though it will probably have less ports.