I've had a nMP for over a year and compared to my MBP 8,2 the performance is staggering (see my sig for rig details of both). While I work daily on my nMP, I rely on my MBP as a carbon copy more or less when I'm not at my desk. For the most part this means running MS Office, Adobe CS6 and Win7 with VMware Fusion (along with Mail, Safari, Calendar, etc.). So the laptop is now 4 years old and last weekend I was traveling in Phoenix and was reminded how painfully slow the machine is. It's a stock config and I know I can eek some speed out of it by adding an SSD but is it worth it spending that on a rig that old? What kind of real world increases would I see by buying a new machine? I'm not in a huge hurry, I can wait till later this year if SkyLake will offer significantly better performance. I know there's no way I'm going to get the same performance from a MBP that I do from my nMP but how close can I get?