Hello all, I am currently using my trusty mid-2012 13" i5 cMBP, that I have upgraded with a 480SSD, and 1TB HDD (Optibay), and 16GB RAM... It still works a charm, but I am already on my 2nd battery, since presumably the system and its 2 HDD/SSDs, draws quite a bit more power than it was intended to... I am in the academic/teaching sphere. Occasionally create video/pod casts, but mostly do PDF research based work. I am realising that my mid-2012 MBP won't be too much longer for this earth. As it stands, it's not really something I can take with me on conference/research trips, since it is a constant worry about the battery lasting 2/3 hours max. Fortunately, my iPP 12.9" fills that gap nicely, more often than not. I currently have the option of purchasing a 5-month old 15" MBP, mid-2015 [the version with the Force Touchpad, and last before they introduced the minimised ports, larger Touchpad, and USB-C], a 1TB SSD [so BTO] and 16GB RAM, for about $1500.00. My biggest fear is that the moment I look at the new line-up of MBPs, and even start sniffing at a 512GB/1TB SSD, the prices become astronomical... Were I to take the plunge on the above, I get ample storage, ample RAM, and the 15" form factor... Thoughts? Is this a good deal, or is there something I am missing?