Hi all. I haven't been on this forum for years. I couldn't remember my account so just set up a new one. Anyway, following a 12" PowerBook G4 in 2004 and a 13" MacBook Pro in 2010, its time for my 3rd Apple laptop. As ever, they aren't cheap, but if this new machine lasts as long as its predecessors I don't mind spending a fair amount of money on it. I can't say I *need* an MBP, as most of what I use it for is general stuff (browsing, writing documents, music, very basic photos etc.) but I like the form-factor and figure a more powerful machine will last longer than something less so. That's my rationale for MBP v MB/MBA, at least. That said, I'm struggling to understand the difference between current MBPs and older generations. In the past there were obvious differences in specifications between generations, but it seems that a 2018 MBP is identical to a 2013 - Retina display, Core i5, 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM. Aside from the touch bar, which seems like an utter gimmick and only relevant for certain Apple apps (I always use Chrome and Spotify). Therefore, I'm not sure that dropping close to £2k is the best investment this time around when I could probably pick up a refurb or lightly used model for half the price. Interested to hear your opinions, as I'm sure others have considered this as well. Thanks in advance.