Hi all, I don't want to be too redundant, I am sure there are a lot of posts like this, but I have not been able to find the answers I have been looking for. I have a late-2013 13-inch MBP that is now starting to fall apart in terms of battery life and the fact i have accidentally dropped it so the screen is starting to go. Also, I have been getting into a lot more video editing, mainly small productions for small companies and my school so I will need a more powerful computer. I have been mainly using Premiere Pro, but I would also like to get into After Effects. I would prefer the 13-inch MBP because I will be taking it with me everywhere. Along with that, I am happy with the 2016 model dongle life, it won't be a problem. I have a budget around $2k and I have the educational discount so pricing for the 13-inch should not be much of an issue. Also, I have several external hard drives so storage will not be a problem. Will a 3.1GHz i5 processor be sufficient for video editing on Premiere and possibly After Effects or would the 3.3 i7 be better? I would prefer the 2016 but, would it be better to get an almost fully maxed out 2015 MBP? And last, I have heard that FCPX is much smoother and faster than Premiere so would it be smart to buy FCPX and Motion instead of continuing to use Premiere? Thanks Michael TL: DR Would a 16 GB RAM, 3.1 GHz i5 13-inch MBP 2016 be good enough for semi-intense video editing in Premiere and After Effects? Is there much of a difference between i5 and i7 in a 13-inch? Would it be better to get a maxed out 2015 13-inch MBP? EDIT: I would be up for the 2016 15-inch. I would still prefer 13-inch due to portability but I am starting to see that the 15-inch is much better for video editing, even the base version. Is that correct?