My brother is looking to buy a 15" Macbook pro in the near future. He's a musician on the side and is looking for a laptop that will primarily run Logic well for the foreseeable future and serve as his daily machine. He has a few USB audio peripherals that he'd like to use. Size/weight are not that important to him. Aside from using Logic, he does the basic things (Youtube, Spotify, email, browsing, etc). The dilemma is whether to buy the current version Pro (base) or the older version Pro (which Apple still sells). New version: +More forwards compatibility (ports) +Touchbar might be handy +Faster? -Keyboard sucks (personal experience) -More expensive -Would need adapters for his existing peripherals Old version: +Great keyboard +Good selection of ports for things he already has +Cheaper -Old port selection -Marginally slower? What specs are important for running Logic? Are the base models of each good enough for the foreseeable future? I tend to think so. I'm worried about the lack of USB-C ports on the older model and what that means for future compatibility. What would you go for and why?