Posted this in the wrong dang forum before../ I am currently looking into purchasing my first MacBook and was looking for opinions on the purchase. I have a separate laptop for gaming, and was looking into the portability of the smaller 13" MBP. My question was how substantial are the upgrades I'm looking into... I would upgrade to the 16GB memory and the i7 3.3 processor but that brings my total to around $2500. I will mainly be doing excel, adobe, word and basically email tasks... with the occasional downloading and daily browser... I just am not sure what to expect out of a MBP and if upgrading these specs are necessary. Als if this machine can last me a few years. Excuse my ignorance on computers. I've always had help from friends while setting them up, and want to be sure the money I put out on my first Apple computer keeps me going for some time.