Every single thread I have read discouraged the purchase of the macbook pro 13 with 8 gb of ram and 512 gb of ssd....especially the later. Honestly, I splurged on the 13 with 8 gb, 512 gb ssd......its so worth it. I'm sorry, I love it. This is coming from a hardcore PC user since Dos 6.2 (not 6.21 since they took away dblspace!). Being a former/current adamo 13 owner, the macbook pro 13 beats it hands down from a hardware standpoint. Software standpoint, well windows 7 is good with the exception of the battery life. Well....flame on.